Ernesto Valverde, during a training with the FC Barcelona this season


Errors increasingly evident in the sportive planning of Barça

Published:4/11/2019 - 17:05h

Updated:4/11/2019 - 17:05h

The last line-ups of Ernesto Valverde, in communion with the toneless performance of some footballers in atypical positions, put in doubt the sportive planning of the FC Barcelona

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Although it is true that the FC Barcelona leaves leader in LaLiga Santander -empatado to points with Real Madrid and Real Sociedad- and also at the head of his group in the Champions League, the step of the parties and the irregularity of the results are causing the first cracks in the sportive planning that carried out along the last months.

Already they are three defeats and a tie in LaLiga -in 11 days contested without explaining the Classical pending-, to which it is necessary to add another tie in Champions League. The only good for the FC Barcelona is that his rivals are the same or worse that he, but to triumph of way incontestable is necessary to solve the own problems instead of backing in the ones of extraneous houses.

And there are decisions that call the attention, at least by what has gone seeing in the preparation of the alignments of Ernesto Valverde. Junior Firpo arrived like acting of Jordi Alba, but without the one of L'Hospitalet the 'Txingurri' prefers to plant to band changed to Nélson Semedo and give the titularity in the right side to Sergi Roberto that, in theory, this season had to act usually like midfield player. Then, for what fichó to Junior?

And for what rose to the first team to Moussa Wagué? The youngster carrilero Cameroonian has not contested neither an official minute this season with the first team, and is clear that Ernesto Valverde does not trust he not even in the most affordable parties.

Afterwards it is the case of Carles Aleñá, that played the first 45 minutes of the debut suspender belt in front of the Athletic of Bilbao and since has disappeared of the map. Hardly it attains to go in in the announcements and, when it does it, does not play neither a minute. For what bet the Barça for keeping him in the staff? It could him have looked for from the beginning a cession to another competitive club so that, at least, could develop his football playing each weekend.

In attack, has remained checked that Antoine Griezmann does not surrender to 100% in the extremes, neither in the left neither in the right. It is not a player that explode his qualities hit to the line of cal, but it plays in a position that at present does not exist in the 4-3-3 of the Barça: the one of second tip or mediapunta, functions that exerts Leo Messi splitting with freedom from the right.

A change of system, solution to the problem?

A 4-2-3-1 could desatascar the block of Griezmann and take out to relucir his best level in the Barça, planting him by behind Luis Suárez. Although then it would bump with Leo Messi, unless the Argentinian played more hit to the right band... What on the other hand would be an error. And Dembélé, that yes is an able pure extreme of desbordar by both bands, does not finish of cuajar by fault of attitude and fault of regularity.

Neither it is a solution load of responsibilities to Ansu Fati, the same that it is not it leave him without playing a whole month after having completed very good performances in his first parties. And there are more peculiar cases, as the one of a Rakitic that has seen relegado to the bench of permanent form, seeing how even Arturo Vidal has advanced him in the rotation.

A need: more communication in the sportive plot

In definite, that the heavy weights of the sportive plot of the FC Barcelona will have to seat and clear ideas, as long as it want to row in the same direction. To conquer titles of importance like LaLiga and the Champions League, does lacking to have a balance and an ecosystem of game in which all the actors seat to taste and explode his qualities. For the moment, this has not happened. But it does not want to say that no pass in the next months.

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