Joao Cancelo has joined Barcelona this season from Manchester City on loan and is one of the most valued players at the Catalan giants.
According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Xavi’s biggest concern with Joao Cancelo is that he can’t rest him at all, as the Portuguese has played every game.
Cancelo is Barca’s player who has played the most minutes in recent times with statistics confirm ing that he has started in Barca’s last 14 matches and finished all but three of those matches.
The problem is that Xavi sees Cancelo as an indispensable player in the team and does not want to trade him with some tough games coming up.
Barca face Porto at home on Tuesday before tough games against Atletico Madrid and Girona, both of whom are above the Catalans in the table.
Maybe Cancelo will be rested in the middle of next month when Barça play some easier games, on paper, against Antwerp and Almeria.
But Barca will be praying that a key player like Cancelo doesn’t get injured as the season is long and scary.