Barcelona cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Eibar at Ipfrua on Saturday.
And even though the Catalans collected all three points after a great performance against the small but brave Basque team, many Barcelona fans were not really satisfied with Ernesto Valverde’s decision to discard Carles Alena from the squad.
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The 21-year-old La Masia talent was last seen in action back in the opening game of the 2019/20 La Liga season when Barcelona faced Athletic Bilbao.
Alena played the first 45 minutes of that clash and has not been seen on the pitch ever since.
And now, eight games later in the domestic competitions, on matchday nine, the situation still seems unchanged as the young Spanish midfielder was nowhere to be seen once again.
Needless to say, many Blaugrana supporters were not happy with Valverde’s decision to chain Alena to the stands and they made their voices heard on Twitter.
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Some even said it would be for the best if he left the club since he won’t be able to develop in this squad at this rate.
You can see some of their reactions down below:
Aleña being cast out again, this is pure nonsense.
— thread soon (@dphdofficiaI) October 19, 2019
It’s so sad to see, I’ve been waiting to see Aleña shine for the first team and due to 1 game he’s been cast aside?
— eric rojas (@erojas39) October 19, 2019
He needs to leave when he still has something to give, he should see what happened with Denis Saurez
— La Joya (@lajoyasounds) October 19, 2019
The Aleña case is honestly ridiculous and embarrassing. I hope Aleña doesn’t make the same mistake Denis Suarez made by staying here even when he isn’t getting game time. I hope he accepts Betis’ offer in Jan and goes on loan for atleast 18 months.
— sm (@TacticoModerno) October 19, 2019
Alena we’re sorry that Valverde is your coach tbh
— 25 [MellowSaviour] ?? (@25TheLiquor) October 19, 2019
Ansu & Perez would’ve never seen the 1st team football had our senior attackers were not been sidelined due to injuries.
Aleña & Puig, both are thrice the players Ansu & Perez are, be it ito maturity or talent, but EV doesn’t have balls to play them in place of Ivan, SR, & Vidal.
— Azlan (@TheOtherCarles) October 19, 2019
The club just doesn’t realize what they’re doing and I’m not even surprised. He is such a talented player, and he can only get better if he gets more playing time. ?
— Hagrid ™? (@HagridFootball) October 19, 2019
Justice for Alena
— Khushal Jain (@khushaljain02) October 19, 2019