Quique Setién, during a press conference


Setién's tactical system to measure itself to Naples

Published:24/02/2020 - 17:09h

Updated:24/02/2020 - 18:37h

Quique Setién has experienced with several systems since it arrived to the FC Barcelona. In his première in Champions League, will have to decide by one

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After little more than a month training to the FC Barcelona, to Quique Setién has arrived him the first proof of fire like Barcelona technician: the return of the Champions League. This Tuesday, will take place in Saint Paolo the party of gone of the eighth of final that will confront to the Barcelona picture to the Naples of Gennaro Gattuso, a serious rival and that will not put the easy things.

Along the last weeks, Setién has experienced in the FC Barcelona with several systems of game with distinct results. In fact, it has tested until with three tactical drawings distinct and, in the last parties, seems to have given with the key so that the team control the parties. This Tuesday, arrives the hour of the truth: the culés can not allow any failure against the Naples, as the chambers of the League of Champions are at stake.

In his arrival to the FC Barcelona, Setién experienced with an asymmetric system with three defences (3-5-2) that did not finish him to work, so much by defensive fragility as by fault of depth in attack. After the disaster of Mestalla (Valencia won comfortably to the culés with an enormous feeling of superiority), the Cantabrian recovered the 4-3-3 and the team began to work.

Since, Setién only has broken the 4-3-3 against the Real Betis to test with a 4-4-2 in diamond that did not finish to convince. It is predictable, then, that the santanderino follow opting by a diagram with three forwards and three midfield players, although with important variants with regard to the system of Ernesto Valverde.

Whereas the Txingurri employed a 4-3-3 in attack to close with a 4-4-2 in defence (Luis Suárez and Leo Messi remained descolgados and without defensive tasks assigned), with Setién closes the same with a 4-3-3 advancing the lines of pressure to recover the balloon further up. Very possibly, the diagram chosen to play so much in Saint Paolo as in Santiago Bernabéu go back to be this same​.

A false forward in the trident

In spite of that the disposal of Setién is used to to be a 4-3-3, the offensive trident are used to it form two forwards and a midfield player reconverted. In the first parties, the Cantabrian opted by Sergi Roberto like right extreme but, after the drop of the Catalan, tested with Arturo Vidal by the left against the Eibar. Very possibly, in Saint Paolo repeat training with the Chilean playing by one of the two bands.

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