One of Barcelona’s most important defensive players is Andreas Christensen. The Dane joined the team last summer and has had an incredible experience at Camp Nou.
With eight league games so far this season, Christensen has established himself as a key member of the central defence, particularly while Ronald Araujo and Inigo Martinez are sidelined due to injury.
Christensen is willing to play defence.
Despite his significance to Barcelona’s defence, Christensen was not pleased with his benching during the team’s most recent Champions League match against FC Porto.
The former Chelsea player, who is currently playing for Denmark on international duty, has acknowledged that he would be willing to switch to a defensive midfield position in order to be more helpful to Barça.
“It could be a lot of fun, but they haven’t asked me yet. Despite a few injuries, I believe things will work out. They haven’t asked me yet, but I’ve tried it before, so it won’t be new,” Christensen remarked (via Diario SPORT).
Christensen is willing to take on the role of a sixth player.
When he was a player for Borussia Monchengladbach, the Dane was a defensive midfielder. He was mainly a center-back, but he also had experience playing as a number six.
The defender is very willing to perform that position, even though Barcelona hasn’t asked him to do so yet. “I want to give it a few goes and get a chance to experience it firsthand,” he stated.
A wise choice for Xavi?
It might not be a bad idea to use Andreas Christensen in the defensive midfield position given the current circumstances at Barcelona.
Particularly since Sergio Busquets left in the summer, the Catalans are having trouble filling the defensive midfield position with available choices.
The injuries to Pedri and Frenkie de Jong haven’t helped either; according to Xavi, the team’s calibre has declined.
In light of this, Christensen might provide Oriol Romeu and other contenders for the number six position with some intrigue, at least until the team signs a new defensive midfield player.