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Barcelona forward ‘confused and ‘depressed’ over his situation within the team

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Vitor Roque, Barcelona’s highly-touted young forward, is struggling to adapt to life in Catalonia.

Despite a hefty transfer fee and an early arrival to fill an injury gap, the 19-year-old Brazilian finds himself on the fringes of Xavi’s squad.

Roque arrived in January carrying the weight of expectation. Signed last summer with the backing of President Laporta, Deco, and Xavi himself, his early integration aimed to address Gavi’s long-term absence. However, five months later, his impact has been minimal.

As we embark on the last stretch of the season, Roque has mustered a mere 310 minutes of league action across 13 appearances. Among these matches, only two of them have come in the form of starts.

Vitor Roque is ‘confused and depressed’

Needless to say, Roque’s poor outlet and slow adaptation to life in Barcelona have led to speculation over his future, with Barcelona reportedly ready to loan him out this summer.

Vitor Roque is going through a tough period (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

This lack of playing time, coupled with rampant speculation over his future, has taken a toll on Roque’s morale, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The report suggests Vitor Roque, Known for his mental fortitude, has endured a significant drop in spirfits. The once joyful forward is described as sad, unable to detach from his situation even at home.

Disconnect with coaching staff

Adding fuel to the fire, Roque’s inner circle disputes the club’s narrative. They claim a complete lack of communication from Xavi, hindering the player’s ability to understand and fulfil the manager’s expectations.

This contradicts the coaching staff’s version, which maintains they’ve provided Roque with individual video analysis and frequent on-field corrections and encouragement.

With conflicting reports swirling, one thing remains clear: the coming months could be crucial to Vitor Roque’s career.

Whether it’s a communication breakdown or a genuine lack of playing time fit, a resolution is needed to prevent a promising signing from souring.

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