VALVERDE DID not HIT
The most debatable decisions of Ernesto Valverde in the eleven of the final of Glass
Published:26/05/2019 - 14:58h
Updated:26/05/2019 - 17:46h
Ernesto Valverde did not have his night against Valencia and took several decisions to the hour to make the eleven initial that were not the most hit. The 'Txingurri' was not very fine with his elections and the FC Barcelona finish it paying with the defeat by 1-2
Ernesto Valverde did not have it easy to the hour to choose to the eleven players that would contest the final of the Glass of Rey. The 'Txingurri' had the safe drops of Luis Suárez and of Ousmane Dembélé, with what the forward remained him to pictures. Besides, Arthur and Coutinho recovered alone days before the meeting, with what neither much less were to his best level.
With all this, finally the Barcelona trainer decided to put a 4-4-2 in Benito Villamarín. It changed the training to put to Leo Messi with Coutinho in the forward, giving him a lot of freedom of movements to the two. Arthur went in in the centre of the field and planted beside Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto, that did the classical double side with Semedo.
The approach did not finish to be of the all bad, if the plan was to have the balloon, but leave went to Arturo Vidal and to Malcom was a controversial decision that finally saw that it was an error. In the first-half, the culés hardly upset to Jaume Doménech and the central of Valencia were comodísimos without having a concerning the one who mark.
The balloon was of the Barcelona and the presence of Arthur had to do notice, but the Brazilian managed without penalty neither glory by Benito Villamarín. Rakitic And Busquets neither were fine and to bull happened this does less comprehensible that did not play of start Vidal. The Chilean is the midfield player more in shape of the Barça with difference and in this last month and something of competition has been of the best of the team. Already it went by Arthur or by any one of the others mediocampistas, but the ex of the Bayern had to be headline.
Malcom went in in the second half by Semedo, happening Roberto to the side and going back to the classical diagram of 4-3-3. The ex of the Burdeos put in the right, Coutinho in the left and Messi by the centre with freedom. The Barcelona improved and the left-handed extreme did quite damage by the right with his speed and desparpajo.
The ideal had gone out to go out with a 4-3-3
With Coutinho recovered and without leading born centre, probably the meeting sued to play of start with the 4-3-3 of the second part. Valencia went to shut backwards, the same that did in the two crashes of League, and it was necessary to open the field to try that the defence left gaps. The 4-4-2 did not work and Valverde was the manager of this. The technician did not hit with his decisions of start and did not have his night in Seville. It is necessary to stand out, this yes, that the extremeño knew to darse of his errors to rectify to the rest. The bad for the Barça is that for then already was afternoon.