No mention of ter Stegen I see. He's been training individually all week and didn't play with Germany.
I think it's very alarming that we might have to rely on Iñaki Peña in goal against Rayo. He's by far the worst player in the squad and with the amount of chances we concede each game the chance of a clean sheet is near 0.
Agree on these constant NT pauses that seem to be so boring.
As for Gavi. It's unfortunate and i mostly like him, but it will be actually interesting how team plays without him. Gavi has the energy and engine to harass the entire field, which in some circumstances is good, but his awareness and buildup contribution has been severely lacking this and previous season. Let him heal, rest and maybe learn some new stuff. In the mean time i want to see how DJ, Gundo, Pedri, Fermin and sometimes Yamal play together. Think that's the most creative combo of players we have. DJ certainly has the same energy as Gavi, but it's more directed and intelligent. Gundo is an oldfag, but can do his shift fine imo. Pedri we will have to see how he copes after all the downtime. Good to have Fermin, who certainly seems like a potentially great find. Just no Oreol, plz.