FC Barcelona Contested in the middle of the season, the Portuguese does not meet expectations
What would the Bara Management Board and the three candidates not give right now to have 31 million euros available? That’s what it cost signing of Francisco Trincao, the Portuguese who came to revolutionize the Camp Nou band and who is currently not convincing.
The Portuguese arrived with a large sign at Can Bara. The understood dare to point out him as a potential starter in the eleven of Ronald Koeman, there was who compared him to Figo O Cristiano Ronaldo, but the reality is being very different. At the halfway point of the season, Trincao’s relevance in the team is nil.
Almost half the league has already been played and the former Sporting de Braga player He has not started any game yet. In fact, the day he played the most was half a game. The other days he had to settle for the last minutes of the meeting and, on a good day, half an hour.
Something better has gone him in the Champions League, where he has been able to intervene from the start in some games. Four starts Koeman has given him in that competition, which at times he has seemed to use for testing. As with Pjanic, another important bet from the club that is still waiting.
The fact is that Trincao He has played 652 minutes in which he has not scored a single goal. Yes, he has given a goal assist. Taking into account the expectation that his signing generated and what it cost, the disappointment is great. In his favor he plays that he is only 21 years old, although there he is Pedri to show that youth is not a problem.
Thus, discussed and looked at with a magnifying glass, everything points to Trincao being a starter in the Cup against the UE Cornell. That should be a date in which Ronald Koeman gave minutes to the less usual. The type of party in which they vindicate themselves, as long as the modest on duty does not give it up.
In this context, Trincao has to be one of the important men of the team in this match, one of those who pulls the car and dares to create danger for his band. The fans are beginning to run out of patience and some already compare him to the last of his countrymen who passed through Can Bara: Andr Gomes.