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Ernesto Valverde and the decision that changed everything

Published:21/12/2019 - 08:55h

Updated:21/12/2019 - 11:40h

When Ernesto Valverde arrived at FC Barcelona, ​​he gave a new air to the team and everything worked fine. Incomprehensibly, he decided to change the system

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In the last lustros, the 4-3-3 has turned into the Saint Grial of the barcelonismo to exert this game of touch and possession. A diagram that in the last times is leaving to work and that, with Ernesto Valverde to the control, has turned into predictable for the rivals in attack and in a defensive bleeding that ocasiona big quantity of occasions against.

It calls the attention that the Txingurri have fallen in this cheat, and more if we remember his first season in the FC Barcelona that it was, definitely, the best. When the technician culé arrived to the Camp Nou -already with this idea 'by defect' to employ the 4-3-3- lost to Neymar after the 'clausulazo' of the PSG and also to his relief, Ousmane Dembélé, by an injury of long length.

The circumstances gave to Valverde the perfect excuse to modify the joyous 4-3-3 and employ the 4-4-2, the diagram of confidence of the Txingurri along his path. And the Barça worked. The culés won the League and the Glass of the King with a game that was not so brilliant like the one of past periods, but yes was serious and effective, giving the feeling to be able to demolish to any rival.

Yes, Valverde loaded the 4-3-3 and to populate more the centre of the field employing resources like Paulinho, that generated chaos in the rival defences with arrivals by surprise from the second line. All this translated in a very solid team, to the that cost a lot mark a goal but that, instead, loomed constantly with the pair Leo Messi-Luis Suárez. Only the black night of Rome blurred a big season.

With the recovery of Dembélé and the arrival of Philippe Coutinho, Valverde seemed to yield to the pressure to go back to the 4-3-3 and went here where all broke . The Barça lost the stamp of solidity of the Txingurri but did not attain to recover the cheerful game of past periods. Since, all has gone to worse and the past Wednesday, for the first time in long, the Real Madrid went through on of the Barça.

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To Valverde touches him look for solutions and maybe go through to recover this system that so well worked it, although this suppose to renounce to the 'trident' offensive. Especially in big parties, because even a team like the Athletic of Madrid achieved to shut to the culés in spite of that this meeting finish winning. It touches to invest the dynamics.

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