THERE WILL HAVE TO BE CHANGES
Barça's tactical options without Luis Suárez
Published:12/01/2020 - 00:27h
Updated:12/01/2020 - 00:27h
Luis Suarez will be injured between 4 and 6 weeks and FC Barcelona must look for replacement during that time. Valverde or the technician who is there will have to decide the best way to replace the Charrúa striker
Luis Suárez goes to be operated this Sunday and the FC Barcelona will not be able to have he during the next four weeks like minimum. The charrúa could be was even near of a month and half in the worst of the cases and the Barcelona will have to learn to play without him. The '9' is indisputable for Ernesto Valverde and does not have replacement in the bench, by what the 'Txingurri' will have to do important changes in his forward.
The extremeño, Xavi, or the technician that was in the Barça what subtracts of season, will have several distinct tactical options for suplir to the of Jump. The first and probably the simplest is the one to plant to Antoine Griezmann in his position. The French already knows what is to play of 'false tip' and could adapt without problems. It is not a place in which it seats too comfortable, but has goal, good capacity of association and speed. It will cost him, but has qualities to be able to suplir to the Uruguayan. Ansu Fati Or Carles Pérez would remain with his left band.
On the other hand, another possible variant is the one to plant to Leo Messi of 'false leading'. The Argentinian already played here during a stage in his career and would not have problems in adapting . With this disposal, Griezmann could happen to the right, where feels more comfortable and could surrender better. The left would be for Ansu Fati or Carles, the same that with the another variant.
Another option could be the change of system to strengthen a centre of the field that right now does waters. Of the usual 4-3-3 would happen to a 4-4-2 with Messi and Griezmann like only forwards. This would do that the culés could joint four pure midfield players that help in the construction of game and in the positional defence. It is a good alternative to help to a defensive line that at present is leaving a lot that wish.
Sergio Busquets would follow of pivote, Frenkie of Jong and Ivan Rakitic of interiors and Arturo Vidal would be the stick. The '10' and the French would be up and would move by all the front of attack. Arthur could go in by Rakitic when it recovered to have even more the balloon. Vidal like mediapunta could give him a lot of arrival and goal to the attack barcelonista This idea would be the riskiest, although it also could be just what needs the Barcelona to improve.
The Madrid has showed that this 4-4-2 works
The Real Madrid, for example, is beginning to play usually with a disposal like the mentioned. Karim Benzema and Gareth Bleat are used to to be the forwards, Isco the stick, Fede Valverde and Toni Kroos the interiors and Casemiro the mediocentro defensive. Like this it is as better have played the merengues this course having the balloon and commanding. The Barcelona, that needs something distinct, could take good note of this now that Suárez no longer goes to be available.