THE INCÓGNITAS OF VALVERDE
The doubts of Ernesto Valverde in the eleven that will play the Glass of the King against Valencia
Published:24/05/2019 - 15:21h
Updated:24/05/2019 - 15:33h
The final of Glass is just around the corner and Ernesto Valverde still does not have clear how goes to go out his team to the Villamarín. The Barcelona trainer has several doubts regarding the alignment and could have variants regarding the eleven of always
The FC Barcelona plays the doublet this Saturday in Benito Villamarín. The barcelonistas will contest the final of Glass of the King in front of the Valency in a meeting that presents very contested and equalised. In normal conditions, Ernesto Valverde would have practically decided the team that will play the final, but the plague of injuries has caused that the 'Txingurri' have some doubts.
It is not at all clear in eleven that will take out the Barcelona technician and could have important variants regarding the of always. Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé are safe drops, whereas Kevin-Prince Boateng, one of the possible substitutes of the charrúa, also lesionó this past week. This does that the ex of the Athletic have in his head the change of system and can happen of the 4-3-3 usual to the 4-4-2.
Philippe Coutinho has recovered to time of his injury and will be in Seville, but is not to 100% and is not at all clear that go to be headline. In any case, the normal would be that Valverde risked with him and put a 4-3-3. The Brazilian would play in the left band, as always, Leo Messi would be of false forward and the right would be for Malcom that it could be in front of his last big opportunity of lucir in the Barça.
The centre of the field will not suffer variations and expects that they play the ones of the turn of Champions League in Anfield. Sergio Busquets will be the anchor of the team and will escort him like interiors Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal. Arthur recovered of his injury, but would expect in the bench. In defence, the incógnita is if it will play Sergi Roberto or will do it Semedo. The luso seems that it already is well and the hit that suffered in the head has not had consequences.
Valverde Handles the change of system
If the 'Txingurri' decided to change of system and play with 4-4-2, the normal would be that it played Semedo of side and Sergi Roberto of interior. To the extremeño loves him this double side and has used it a lot this season. If finally it decided by this training, up would play Leo Messi with Coutinho or with Malcom. The Argentinian and the ex of the Burdeos played like this in Ipurua, but the left-handed extreme was not very comfortable, with what could see prejudiced with the hypothetical change of system.
Although the most normal is that if Coutinho is medianamente well, that seems that it is it, the trainer blaugrana do not touch big thing and go out with the 4-3-3 that expects . Cillessen; Roberto/Semedo, Hammered, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal; Malcom, Coutinho and Messi would form the theoretical initial alignment of the culés against Valencia.