Quique Setién, seated in the bench of the FC Barcelona


4-2-3-1: a scheme that would enhance the qualities of FC Barcelona

Published:13/07/2020 - 20:25h

Updated:13/07/2020 - 20:25h

Quique Setién has tested several systems of game in the FC Barcelona, being the 4-3-1-2 the one who better results has given. Nevertheless, the 4-2-3-1 could improve the qualities of the team

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The past month of January, the FC Barcelona decided to cease to Ernesto Valverde to convert to Quique Setién in the new trainer of the FC Barcelona. The Cantabrian technician, that had not won titles neither had directed teams of the European elite, went the elected by his philosophy of game, that squared perfectly with the DNA that there is in the Catalan club from the period of Johan Cruyff.

From this moment, Quique Setién began to test several systems of game. It began with a 3-5-2 resemblance to the that had worked him with the Real Betis, but after a few initial pricks of the FC Barcelona, the Cantabrian desisted. It was then when it began to bet by the 4-3-3 so that there was not a too significant change for the team to half of season and, although it improved something the game, neither convinced.

After the confinement, Quique Setién gave continuity to this 4-3-3, but neither the game neither the results supported that the Cantabrian followed employing said diagram, by what tested with the 4-4-2 in front of the Athletic of Madrid, without better luck. The big change with mejoría of game arrived in the Stadium of the Ceramics, against the Villarreal, with a 4-3-1-2 that convinced, and a lot.

Nevertheless, against the RCD Espanyol went back to remain showed that, if the rival does not offer spaces, neither with this novedodo system can generate spaces. It is thus that maybe would be necessary to study the possibility to employ a 4-2-3-1, a diagram that Quique Setién already wanted to test in front of the own team blanquiazul but that only lasted four minutes by the expulsion of Ansu Fati.

A diagram that would adapt like a glove to the FC Barcelona

Precisely this system could work very very depending of the party or of the rival, because it would generate a big balance in the team. In the first place, it would allow to Frenkie of Jong recover his natural position in a double pivote at the side of Sergio Busquets. Besides, it would open the field with Ansu Fati, would give freedom to Leo Messi and would centre the position of Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann, that could form a big society.

In some surveys of Catalan media, the barcelonismo has left clear that this 4-2-3-1 would seem him a big option. By the type of players that has the staff of the FC Barcelona, this tactical drawing would adapt perfectly to the team. THE alternative could have continuity in the following parties to test of face to the Champions League.

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