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Barcelona ‘delighted’ with defender’s performances, want him to step up as a leader

Even though it has been only a few months since Andreas Christensen arrived at Barcelona, the Dane seems to have made a major impression on the club management.

Indeed, as reported by Toni Juanmarti, Barcelona are ‘very delighted’ with the performances of Christensen even though he has not played many matches due to a recent injury.

So much so that the club have asked him to take a step forward in terms of his leadership skills so that he can become an even more pivotal player for the team.

Christensen joined Barça in the summer transfer window, arriving on a free transfer after his contract with Chelsea had run down. The 26-year-old was a regular during the pre-season, but found game-time hard to come by once the 2022/23 campaign actually started.

But whenever given a chance, the Danish international, who has been included in the squad for the World Cup, put in solid displays one after the other until he sustained an ankle injury during the UEFA Champions League clash against Inter Milan.

Christensen has played seven times in all competitions so far and has made a major impact on the coaching staff. As per the report, the coaches have been left impressed by his output on the ball as well as his ability to read and anticipate any threat at the back.

The club have now asked the ex-Chelsea ace to impose himself more and interact with and guide his fellow partners on the pitch and take a step towards becoming the leader of the defence.

Although the language is a barrier at the moment, Christensen is said to be working hard to learn Spanish as he aspires to establish himself as a permanent fixture in Xavi’s backline.

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