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Advantages and disadvantages of Koeman's 4-2-3-1 versus 4-3-3

Published:23/09/2020 - 22:01h

Updated:23/09/2020 - 22:02h

Ronald Koeman, when arriving to the bench of the FC Barcelona, has established a new technical system, after a lot of years in the Camp Nou. Which are the advantages of the 4-2-3-1?

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The FC Barcelona always has been recognised by a training: the 4-3-3. The very open extremes, the incorporation of the interiors by the central lanes, the offensive projection of the sides, always have been signals of identity in CanBarça . With the arrival of Ronald Koeman, the Barça, after a lot of years, will change of tactical training and will adopt a 4-2-3-1 .

One of the advantages of this system is his compact defence. The figure of the double pivote strengthens much more the central line, delivering the defensive responsibility between two players. During all these years, players like Pep Guardiola or Sergio Busquets have assumed all this responsibility. When playing with two footballers in this position, the exit of balloon would have to be more fluent.

The position of interior is, perhaps, the more characteristic of the team blaugrana. Big players of The Farm have triumphed in this demarcation, as Xavi Hernández or Andrés Iniesta, and those that still are forging his way, as Riqui Puig or Carles Aleñá. When playing with double pivote, disappears the figures of the interiors that will see substituted by players more vertical in the bands.

The change of disposal of the centre of the field gives place to a new position in the eleven culé: the half tip. This position in which the players more habilidosos of the history like Diego Armando Maradona, Riquelme or Roberto Baggio have taken out the potential maximum. It seems the ideal demarcation for Lionel Messi increasingly mature and less swift.

The FC Barcelona needs a general revolution

After the disaster of Lisbon, the FC Barcelona needs to take measures. The changes are necessary for the transitions; and no only they have to change the trainers or the players, but it treats of a global revolution. It is necessary to find a new form to surprise, as it surprised that football of combination of Pep Guardiola, that with the years has left to do it.

That the tactical training was different does not involve, necessarily, a change in the philosophy of game of the entity blaugrana. The style of game is a concept and the system of game is another totally different. Can play in a training 4-4-2 and even so, centre the game in the possession of balloon so much to mark as not to fit.

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