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Sergi Barjuan calls up two more youngsters to Barcelona training

A chance to impress for the young duo

FBL-ESP-LIGA-BARCELONA-TRAINING Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images

Barcelona interim coach Sergi Barjuan called up Barca B youngsters Abde Ezzalzouli and Alvaro Sanz to first-team training on Friday morning.

Abde is a Moroccan left winger who only arrived at Barcelona from Hercules in the summer transfer window for €2 million. The 19-year-old has made six appearances so far for Barca B this season

Meanwhile, Alvaro Sanz is a 20-year-old midfielder who has been at the club since 2015 and has been an ever-present for Barca B in 2021-22.

It seems the duo have a good chance of being in the squad for Saturday’s match, and Barjuan spoke about both players at the pre-match press conference.

“It’s true they may have chances. There are a lot of injury problems and we need to try and balance the team out, given the absences,” he said.

“These two players can perhaps give the team something and we’ll see.”

The squad were put through their paces ahead of Saturday’s match with Alaves, although there was no Sergi Roberto who worked separately from the group. Ansu Fati was also missing which means he will also sit out the game against Alaves.