FC Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has sent a message to head coach Xavi Hernandez about his preferred position in the team.
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Araujo reveals his preferred position
Speaking ahead of Sunday's must-win La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid, the 24-year-old defender said, "I don't like to play as a right back, but as a centre back [instead]."
However, Jules Kounde played right back most times in the previous season; however, this season, the roles are flipped.
When Barca played Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday, Araujo took on the role that he does not particularly enjoy, but it helped the team win 2-1 and advance to the knockout stage for the first time since 2021.
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According to several sources, the Uruguayan could again start on the right side of defence to contain Atleti’s dangerous left-winger, Samuel Lino, and the 24-year-old understands how "strong and organised" Diego Simeone’s team can be.
"Antoine Griezmann and [Alvaro] Morata are in excellent condition, and we have to be careful," Araujo said.
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