Quique Setién in the party against Valencia


Setién's new defensive system cost Barça very expensive in Mestalla

Published:26/01/2020 - 10:06h

Updated:26/01/2020 - 10:06h

Quique Setién intends to change FC Barcelona in many facets of the game, but so far he is not hitting the key. His change in the defensive system by defending with three backs cost Barça a goal in Mestalla

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The FC Barcelona showed his worst expensive in Mestalla when falling against the Valency by a conclusive 2-0. The 'ches' advanced with a goal in own door of Jordi Alba to shot of Maxi Gómez, that sentenced later the party with a big definition for the second so much. The Barcelona had his options in the second time, but did not concretise them and the valencianistas held the result and finished doing with the three points.

The first part of the team barcelonista was to forget and went back to remember to the one of Ibiza. A lot of positional game and too many horizontal passes that propiciaron that the culés hardly approached to the goal of Jaume Doménech. Valencia, with a lot of less possession, had many more dangerous and alone arrivals Ter Stegen avoided that they went to the rest with advantage. The German stopped him a penalti to Maxi Gómez and had a pair more than decisive interventions to sustain to his team.

But not even the germano could avoid that in the second time the 'ches' gave the machada. The first of the goals already left to see some passivity in the saga blaugrana to the no encimar to Maxi when it shot. The so much arrived by pure chance, since the shot of the charrúa went was, but touched of way in Alba and coló in the goal of the Barcelona. But the second so much evidenció a greater a lot of problem that aims directly to the bench.

Quique Setién is taking important decisions since it arrived to the Barça and one of them has to see with the defensive system of the team. The santanderino has decided to defend with three head offices with the balloon controlled to try improve to Jordi Alba in attack. With this change, looks for to take out the balloon the best played possible from backwards with Sergi Roberto playing almost of head office by the right. Gerard Hammered plants in the centre and Umtiti is the central left-handed.

This disposal does that the right side remain entirely free, since it is Ansu Fati the one who remains with all the side to attack. With Sergi Roberto more pending to defend the central zone by the right that the band, any loss in own field or any exit to the counterattack of the rival can be mortal. This right-handed side is entirely empty in a lot of occasions and in the 2-0 of Maxi could check perfectly.

The goal of Maxi, fault of the new defensive system of Setién

Ferran Torres left with quality of Umtiti in the left, threw the diagonal and at the end found to Maxi Gómez entirely only in the right. Sergi Roberto, that closed too much the centre, did not have any option to arrive. To the far, saw to Ansu running trying cover to the Uruguayan, but the extreme neither had option to avoid the target. The forward 'che' finished only and sentenced to the Barça when it seemed that it could arrive the tie.

The system of three head offices propició that the ex of the Celtic of Vigo was so alone in the right without any surveillance near. The precision with which the Barcelona has to defend to be able to play with a training like this demands time and work, something that with the season to the half seems complicated. Setién Has his idea of clear game, but transmit it to his footballers to the practice already is another sing. For the moment, the plan of the Cantabrian in defence already has cost him to the Barça a goal and a defeat in Valencia. It will be necessary to see if with the step of the meetings the team improves in these appearances.

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