Noah Darvich’s parents traveled to Zaragoza to see his son against Tarazona with Barça Atlètic, but the German was left without playing. The subsidiary won 0-2, but the dismissal of Mika Faye changed the plans of Márquez and the participation of Darvich.
A few days before he started with the youth team of the Youth League, a situation that puts things into perspective: On Monday he turned 17 years old and is still in the full adaptation phase. Darvich lived in La Masia, which was his first experience outside of Germany and did not master the language.
The club understands that this is a process and Márquez is slowly walking with Darvich, who arrived this summer for 2.5 million additional variables, after will be one of the stars of the U17 European Championship with Germany and integrate the ideal eleven of the championship.
At Barça it is clear that they should calmly go with him despite the high expectations. A process that involves adapting to a new country and a different style of football. Against Antwerp with the young A He has once again shown flashes of his talent, but has also been seen to disappoint at times. Young coach Óscar López emphasized his performance and the room for improvement.
“You have to experience frustrating situations”
“He’s a boy with a lot of abilities. I think he plays a good game. He knows how to interpret certain situations in the game with behaviors. It’s true that he’s not in our dynamic and there are teammates he doesn’t know and it’s normal for players to have some integration problems, but I think he played a complete game. He has to experience situations of frustration and show the ability to overcome it. We coaches gave him this confidence to try.”
Darvich has played in three of the reserve team’s five games and played 82 minutes. A reserve team where they play within a classic 4-3-3, a slightly different scenario than what I found in the youth teams in Germany, where I was able to play more advanced as a midfielder with complete freedom.
At the moment, everything indicates that he will be with Germany in the U17 World Cup, which will be held from November 10 to December 2. Before that he will have time to continue the growth of the Barça reserve team. Other players like Pocho Román already experienced a similar process last year and this season they are important.
In just a few months Darvich He already knows what it’s like to play in the reserve team, be a starter for Juvenil A in the Youth League and train with the first team under Xavi’s guidance. The club knows he is a player who needs to be looked after without rushing and the coaches are delighted with his progress.