LUIS SUÁREZ, THE BIG ABSENCE
The final of Glass of the King underlines that this Barça needs a leading centre
Published:25/05/2019 - 23:55h
Updated:26/05/2019 - 00:04h
The FC Barcelona lost the final of the Glass of the King by the minimum, but during a lot of minutes was manacled in attack by the hit defence of Valencia. This situation underlined again that the Barcelona need with urgency to a relief for Luis Suárez
The FC Barcelona lost this Saturday the Glass of Rey, in which it imposed a very effective Valency. In Benito Villamarín commanded the men of Marcelino García Toral because they did better his work, and because they knew to take advantage of the lacks of an opponent to the that the reaction remained him half. Between the conclusions of the duel there is a very clear message for the Catalans.
The Barcelona threw too much of less to Luis Suárez in Seville, because in spite of that the Uruguayan can play better or worse, mermado or healthy, with more or less concentration, contributes a delivery and, especially, assumes a tactical responsibility that for the time being does not have reply in any of the pieces of which has Ernesto Valverde in his staff.
In attack, the first part of the culés was a drama, and the defence 'che' was comodísima. The two lines of four had by the technician valencianista did not have to any rival infiltrated, and everything reduced to treat to penetrate the wall with a circulation of balloon too slow and some played individual that failed without remedy, because neither Leo Messi neither Philippe Coutiho could dribble to four defenders every time.
The Argentinian multiplied in the inmediaciones of the area, but can not be assistant and striker and in the penalty spot, where pass the truly important, did not have to any mate. They were missing him partners and the majority of attempts arrived from the distance, what facilitated a lot the task of Jaume Doménech that shined in spite of that took part little because it was armoured.
Malcom was the best partner of Messi, but was not sufficient
The Barça shook the penalties in the second time with two more incisive footballers, Arturo Vidal and Malcom. The Chilean did not offer his best version but still like this has a route that still can not tread the academic Arthur, and the Brazilian went back to give that think that it could leave of the Camp Nou without that the fans know, really, if has sufficient quality as to settle in this team.
In any case, the one of Sao Paulo put intention, win and desborde and freed of mark to Messi, what desatascó to the Catalans and cost to start with to add occasions clearer. Even so, the retaguardia of Valencia did an excellent work and conceded very little, although it incorporated Gerard Hammered to do the tasks that correspond to this necessary leading centre.
The solution for the Barça does not call Antoine Griezmann
In the football there are not magic formulas and is difficult to know what had happened, but everything aims to that the solution of the Barça does not call Antoine Griezmann. The one of Macon, precisely, plays more comfortable with a reference to his side, something that was missing him to a Messi that cried the drop of Luis Suárez and that the French enjoys in the Athletic of Madrid with Diego Coast and in the selection with Olivier Giroud.
That Éric Abidal put him the name that want to, but the qualities that look for are very clear and have to arrive with urgency. In the City Condal does fault an acting for when Suárez is not fine, is lesionado or worse, is not, and has to be an ariete that move well by the bands but, especially, especially, that in the area fix defences and move like fish in the water.