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Barça defends better with Setién than with Valverde

Published:8/03/2020 - 21:28h

Updated:8/03/2020 - 22:58h

FC Barcelona is making a disastrous season at the defensive level and is its great pending issue. However, after the arrival of Setién on the bench, it seems that the Catalans have improved somewhat in this regard, since less so many are received

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Anybody argues that the FC Barcelona is completing a season nefasta in defensive terms. The Barcelona are not defending at all well and are suffering more than ever backwards. Neither Ernesto Valverde in his moment neither Quique Setién now have attained to cut this bloodletting in defence. But the true is that in this comparison fit the nuances, since with the numbers in the hand can say that the team defends something better with the Cantabrian that with the extremeño.

In the 19 parties that directed the 'Txingurri' in LaLiga, the Barça received 23 goals against. The ex of the Betis has been in the bench in many less, 8 specifically, but has fit 8. The average of the of Viandar of the Edge is of 1,21 targets by meeting, whereas the one of the of Santander is of exactly 1 by crash. The difference is minimum, but understands better explaining the goals to zero that had the Barcelona then and that is having now.

With Valverde, Marc-André ter Stegen only could leave his put sealed in five occasions of the 19 commitments that contested. On the other hand, the German has not received any so much in three occasions since it is Setién in the band of the Camp Nou. The difference in this case yes is remarkable, since they are three in eight parties on the one hand and five in 19 by theanother . To the barcelonistas follow them arriving and the germano keeps on being saviour a lot of nights, but is indisputable that receive fewer goals.

The reason that can explain this could be that with the santanderino has more the control of the ball. The possessions of the team since he arrived are much longer and tries take care better the ball that with the 'Txingurri'. Have the spherical the majority of the time prevents that the rival arrive with danger to the area, by what is normal to concede fewer opportunities and, therefore, fewer goals.

But to the Barcelona, in spite of everything, follow him arriving too easy. Setién Also demands that his players do not give a pelotazo and go out with the ball controlled from backwards. This demands a big tarpaulin in the pass and can go back against of the team if it loses the spherical in zones of danger. The Real Madrid exploded this in the second part and finished marking two goals and carrying the victory. To play like this, the pressure after loss has to be perfect and very intense, something that right now no sucede like this.

A lot that improve backwards for Setién

Still improving to Valverde, remains clear that Setién still has a lot that improve to the team in defensive tasks. The blaugrana follow leaving too many gaps backwards and the line of the centre of the field leaves a lot of metres after his backs. The Real Sociedad, without going more far, although only it threw to door once, created quite a lot of problems and left in evidence the device in defence culé. At the end it arrived the victory thanks to the penalti that transformed Leo Messi, but if the things do not change the Catalans will suffer.

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