BAD DECISIONS IN SUMMER?
The doubts left by Barça's sports planning after this start of the season
Published:22/09/2019 - 13:23h
Updated:22/09/2019 - 18:45h
FC Barcelona seemed to have completed a great squad this summer, but the lousy start of the campaign is leaving many doubts. Barça also made bad decisions in the planning of the season that must be explained
The FC Barcelona has begun the season adding only 7 of 15 possible points in League and empatando in the debut in Champions League. The culés are giving very bad feelings and have to improve a lot if for real they want to compete this course for winning all the titles. Although only it has happened a month since it began the campaign, these parties have left already several conclusions that aim to several fronts.
Ernesto Valverde is one of the big managers of this bad beginning, but is not the only. The 'Txingurri' is not giving with the key and the Barça neither is defending well neither is creating occasions of goal. On the other hand, there are players that are not giving the level expected and that, for the moment, are disappointing. But there are reasons for, in addition to to the technician and to the staff, signal also to the technical office and to the directive by the planning of the summer.
The Barça, on the paper, fichó quite well and reinforced several key places with good players. The signing of Frenkie of Jong is incontestable and the Dutch is being one of the few that is giving the level in this start of course. Also it arrived Junior Firpo to cover the place of acting left-handed side, something that the staff needed from did time. Antoine Griezmann arrived to be the second sword of Leo Messi and also seemed a very hit signing. But, up to now, the reality says another thing.
The ex forward of the Athletic is a jugadorazo of world-wide size and his quality is not debatable. It would be an extraordinary signing for any club of the world, included the Barça. But the problem with the Frenchman is that the Barça him fichó to play in a position in which he does not find comfortable. Griezmann Has goal, quality, capacity to combine and speed, but does not have the desborde neither the necessary movements for juagr of left extreme.
In a 4-3-3 in which Messi and Suárez are indisputable, to the '17' only remains him the option to play in the left, where is evident that does not surrender to his level. In the Athletic showed that when for real it is dangerous and lethal is when it plays of second forward with another '9' at the side. This in this Barcelona is not viable. In the right, throwing diagonal, could surrender better that in the left, but with Leo does not have hollow. Griezmann Begins to be a worrisome subject that seems not having an immediate solution. Or the Frenchman adapts to the left and take out the best of him in this side, something that seems complicated, or the Barça could have wrong in the signing crashes of this season.
The signing of Griezmann caused that the Barcelona no fichase any '9' to compete with Suárez. It says that the ex colchonero can play here, but the same that it occurs him in the left side, when it plays only in tip neither is comfortable and does not surrender to his level. Have not brought competition for the charrúa could be another very grave error, since the forward does years that is far of his best version. To the tip is missing him speed, power and, in a lot of occasions, goals. Remain only with him of '9' already is noticing that it was not the best decision and along the season could go to more.
Doubts and bad decisions in the defence
On the other hand, the FC Barcelona decided not reinforcing the defence, further of Junior, and seems that it could pay it very expensive. Already the past campaign, the blaugranas suffered in defence and survived in a lot of meetings by Ter Stegen. Of face to this course, knowing that Umtiti is proclive to have physical problems, remain with Todibo like fourth head office could be an important error. The French is very green and Valverde does not seem to trust he to give him rest to Lenglet and Hammered. With the ex of the Lyon lesionado, the ex sevillista and the Catalan could finish melted by not having a spare of guarantees.
Finally, it is necessary to see how surrender so much Junior like Wagué. Both were the elected to be the acting of Nélson Semedo and Jordi Alba and have profiles that leave doubts. The ex bético had to play in Granada by obligation, since Alba is lesionado. Had two unforgivable errors in the 1-0 of the grenadian and gave a lot of insecurity in defence. The Senegalese not even has debuted and seems a similar case to the of Todibo. Valverde, apparently up to now, fía little of him and still has not given him minutes. Have trusted two so young footballers for both places has been risked and is for seeing if it finishes going out well.