Ronald Koeman in the bench of Ramón of Carranza


Koeman, disastrous in Cádiz: Bad line-up and questionable field direction

Published:6/12/2020 - 15:46h

Updated:6/12/2020 - 15:51h

Like his players, Ronald Koeman did not have his night in Cádiz. The Dutchman made a lousy approach to the game and made a bad field direction that hurt Barça at Carranza

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Ronald Koeman was one of the big signalled of the defeat of the FC Barcelona in Ramón of Carranza. The Dutch did not have his night and made a mistake from before beginning the meeting by the alignment that took out. It gave the feeling that the Dutch had not prepared the duel, since it did not know how had to play him to the Cádiz until it saw to his team bump an and again against the wall cadista.

The ones of Álvaro Cervera are one of the groups more aguerridos, competitive and that better defend of LaLiga. They have showed it party after party from the beginning of campaign and went back it to show this Saturday. A together block, with continuous helps, that knows to shut and that contragolpea wonderfully every time that it can go out from backwards with the ball played.

In front of a team with these characteristics, Koeman would have to have taken out at least a pure extreme to open the field and cause that the shut defence cadista had to open. The presence of Ousmane Dembélé in the left would have to have been innegociable, but in his place decided to put to Philippe Coutinho, an entirely opposite profile that did not generate absolutely at all of danger to the saga of the Andalusians.

The Brazilian, uncomfortable in the side, went to inside and left the left for the rises of Jordi Alba. This caused a funnel in the midfield and did that Frenkie of Jong, without space by fault of the change of position of Cou and by the presence of Sergio Busquets, went upwards. The Dutch was extreme and forward during the first time in which it went an absolute disaster that did that the Cádiz lived very calm during the first 45 minutes.

After seeing the tactical disaster that was causing his initial approach, Koeman decided at last take out to Dembélé to open the field. The mere presence of the French in band did that the defence gaditana opened , something that caused a better circulation of the Barça and a feeling of danger a lot greater. Pedri, that also went out in the rest, put in the double pivote to play where Of Jong did not know or could not play in the first time.

Koeman Did the changes too late

But in spite of the Barcelona improvement, that empataron with autogol of Alcalá, the Cádiz knew to go back to put by in front and held the result as it could. The time happened and the 2-1 was still in the marker, but still like this Koeman did not react until the 77, when, late, took out to Miralem Pjanic and Francisco Trincao looking for the traced back. Perhaps, to having done these changes before, the Barça could have done something more, since the entrance of the bosnio gave him another air to the tired centre of the field barcelonista. It was as it was, at the end the defeat was unavoidable in a night to forget for the footballers and for his trainer.

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