Andreas barcelona is a vital member of Barcelona’s defence unit. Since joining the club last summer, the Dane has had a fantastic experience at Camp Nou.
In the current season, Christensen has made eight league appearances, playing an important role in centre defence, notably in the absence of the injured Ronald Araujo and Inigo Martinez.
Christensen open to playing in defensive role
Despite his importance in the Barcelona defence, Christensen was rather unhappy about being benched in the last Champions League game against FC Porto.
Currently on international duty with Denmark, the former Chelsea star has admitted that he would be open to playing the role of a defensive midfielder, just so he could be more useful to Barça.
“They haven’t asked me yet, but I think it could be a lot of fun. We’ve had some injuries and I think everything will be fine. I’ve tried it before, so it won’t be new, but they haven’t asked me yet
The Dane used to play in a defensive midfield role during his time at Borussia Monchengladbach. Although he was primarily a centre-back, he had the experience of operating as a number six.
While Barcelona have yet to ask him to operate in that role, the defender is very open to playing the role. “I would like to try it several times and have the opportunity to see what it is like,” he said.
A good option for Xavi?
Given the current situation at Barcelona, playing Andreas Christensen in the defensive midfield role might not be a bad alternative.
The Catalans are struggling with limited options in the defensive midfield role, especially following the departure of Sergio Busquets in the summer.
The injuries of Frenkie de Jong and Pedri have not helped either, with Xavi himself believing that the quality of the team has degraded.
With that in mind, Christensen could be an interesting alternative for Oriol Romeu and others in the number six role, at least until the club bring in another defensive midfielder.