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The adaptation of FC Barcelona to win the Champions League

Published:10/08/2020 - 16:22h

Updated:24/08/2020 - 09:13h

The FC Barcelona parked in front of the Naples the idea to try do a brilliant football to be more pragmatic. A tendency that will follow during the Champions

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"Usually when I go to the teams, guarantee a thing: the team goes to play well. I do not have an extensive curriculum neither titles, only have showed that this philosophy loves me", said Quique Setién in January, during his presentation like trainer of the FC Barcelona. Only they have happened eight months, but since has rained a lot and have changed a lot of things.

In fact, they have changed so radically, that can see even in the speech that Eder Sarabia made in front of the microphones of Movistar before the party of Champions League against the Naples. The second of Quique Setién prioritised "to protect" the advantage that the FC Barcelona harvested in Saint Paolo to take advantage of later the offensive situations to kill the eliminatory, as it finish sucediendo.

Of this philosophy idílica and nostálgica of a FC Barcelona that enamoró to the world has happened to a total pragmatism with the only aim to finish raising the Champions League in a final to eight that will contest in Lisbon and that will explain the presence of teams like the Bayern of Munich -rival of the culés in quarter-finals- or Manchester City, that already have showed that practise a much more attractive football that the Barcelona.

But this is to adapt or die. During the last months, the FC Barcelona has treated to recover the essence of the game of touch and position, but has fracasado. The culés have not attained neither do circulate the balloon with speed neither exert a good pressure on the exit of ball of the rival, what has ocasionado that the team was predictable in attack and fragile in defence.

They lost first the Glass of Rey and afterwards LaLiga, by what touched to look for solutions and is what did Quique Setién to play against the Naples. With a much more conservative approach that of habit, the FC Barcelona won defensive consistency, something that will be basic not to capitulate in front of a team with the Bayern of Munich. The past Friday, the culés dismissed to the Italians in the first time, by what has to have optimism to face up to the Bavarians.

Defend and trust Leo Messi

Play him of you to you to teams like the Bayern of Munich or the Manchester City, whose offensive game is a delight, goes to be very complicated. But the FC Barcelona has something that these teams do not have: to Leo Messi. If the team culé achieves to make a good work backwards and do that the balloon him lleque to the Argentinian relatively near of the area, there will be options for the culés. Adapt or die. This is the adaptation that the team will do to convert a season in white in a total success.

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