Zabaleta praises Ronald Araujo of Barcelona. - Bliteoc

Zabaleta praises Ronald Araujo of Barcelona.

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Former Manchester City center-back Pablo Zabaleta has praised Ronald Araujo for his outstanding season with Barcelona.
The Argentine was in Uruguay when he was questioned about the Barcelona defense, and he was quick to express his admiration for the 22-year-old.

"He's settled in well playing with Xavi, and he's performed in a four-man defense with three center backs," he remarked.

"Physically, he has a lot of presence, he dominates the aerial game, and he will undoubtedly be one of Uruguay's greatest soccer players."

Araujo is quickly becoming one of Xavi's most important players. Only Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sergio Busquets, and Gerard Pique have played more minutes than Araujo under Xavi.

The Uruguayan international has also scored some crucial goals for Barca. Araujo scored his third goal in 17 La Liga matches this season against Atletico Madrid over the weekend.