Although the term begins to be somewhat burdensome, if someone can speak of “resilience”, that is Ansu Fati. Sometimes used in a bad way simply with the meaning of resistance, resilience implies something more. Assimilate a situation that is already adverse and end up obtaining positive results. Ansu, who has been fighting for a year and a half with serious injuries (knee and left thigh tendon), got back on his feet in Seville with that unique talent that distinguishes him from the rest.
“It has a star.” Surely there is no better way to define Ansu Fati than Xavi’s. After a somewhat gray return against Mallorca, the striker appeared at the Benito Villamarín with a different predisposition. For whatever reason, since it came out it was sensed that Ansu had stepped on Heliopolis wanting to change the script of the match. With more confidence, with more energy. And, like so many other times when injuries allow it, he did it. in 70 seconds he had time to be twice with the ball in the area. The first time, he measured the field and lost the ball. But in the second, he received and shot with the right. Ansu’s difference with respect to the rest is that for him, like the great scorers, the star players, even the balls that hit bitten end in a goal. His shot misled Rui Silva and ended in a goal.
Although he has played little, Ansu’s numbers speak of a footballer who was born with a gift. He has scored six goals in 12 games; four goals in seven league games. He scores a goal every 81 minutes. “He has suffered a lot,” explained Alba at the end of the game. The return of Ansu, who again did not spend a quarter of an hour on the field as on the day of Mallorca, is the best news for this gray Barça. Against Celta, with the Champions League in his pocket, he will play more.
For Ansu, the way back, for the third time, has only just begun. But after the doubts aroused by his decision to choose conservative treatment to recover from the injury he suffered to the tendon in his left thigh at San Mamés, Villamarín’s goal gives some hope. Ansu still has a long way to go and, in fact, his holidays will be different from those of his teammates. He wants to strengthen his return process and, above all, start the preseason one hundred percent on July 4 in order to start the course at the top and be ‘selectable’ for Luis Enrique again. Where some see doubts that he will be one hundred percent for the World Cup in Qatar, he sees an opportunity to surprise everyone and present himself to the world in the great event of the next moviembre.