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Sergi Roberto admits there might be a problem going back into Barcelona midfield

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Competition for places is fierce

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Sergio Roberto seems to have mixed feelings about returning to a midfield role after spending the last couple of seasons at right-back.

The 27-year-old is expected to return to midfield for the new season, with Nelson Semedo and Moussa Wague as the team’s right-backs, but knows he faces a battle for a starting spot.

“I really like the idea [of going back to playing in midfield], but the problem is that there are a lot of people,” he said.

”I’m ambitious and I’ll work to create a space wherever the coach decides. It [returning to midfield] will be good news if I play. If I don’t play, it won’t.”

Source | Marca

Barcelona look overloaded with midfielders at the moment although have been rumors that Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal could leave the club this summer.