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Koeman transforms Barça into a modern team capable of competing in Europe

Published:30/10/2020 - 00:00h

Updated:30/10/2020 - 12:33h

Ronald Koeman is transforming the static Barça of Setién and Valverde into a much more physical, mobile and cheerful team. The culés needed this change to compete in Europe and in Turin they proved to be an increasingly modern team

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The FC Barcelona​ carried years suffering from of fault of physicist, mobility, character and defensive structure in Europe. In League, to the culés cost them with Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and the good do of Gerard Hammered and Marc-André ter Stegen in defence, but for the Champions League needed more. Athletic of Madrid, Juventus, Rome, Liverpool and finally, Bayern of Munich, took advantage of of this weakness to take down of the League of Champions to the Barcelona.

The Bayern this past summer left in evidence as never before it had done it anybody to a Barça that went of Lisbon with 8 goals against in his sack. The 2-8 of the germanos served so that Josep Maria Bartomeu decided to cut by the healthy and bring to Ronald Koeman. The Dutch, with new ideas and with hard hand, proposed from the first day transform to the limited and old-fashioned Barcelona in a modern team of the year 2020.

Koeman Does to work to the Barça

The one of Zaandam still has work by in front, but as it remained showed in the Juventus Stadium, goes by very good way. The Dutch is converting to the group barcelonista in another entirely distinct team to the of these last years. As it already did with the Dutch selection, the technician looks for vertigo, pressure, a lot of mobility and a high physical point to compete to the maximum level.

Against the Juve, the Barça exhibited all these qualities and showed that at last it goes to try compete in equality of conditions with the big rivals of the Champions. The Catalans were clearly underneath of Liverpool, Rome or Bayern and at the end this was decisive in the result of all the eliminatory. Equalise the purely physical appearance was fundamental and Koeman seems to be attaining it with a lot of work, sacrifice and with the election of correct players.

Also the change of system benefits to that the Barcelona can compete of you to you in front of any one, since the 4-3-3 had become too predictable. With this new training and a point more than physicist, the Barcelona has achieved to be much more unpredictable and surprising for the rivals. The mobility of Antoine Griezmann, Leo Messi, Ousmane Dembélé or Pedri against the Juventus was noteworthy and goes to be basic so that the Barça at last can compete in Europe.

The pressure of the Barça works at last

The pressure after loss is another factor that the blaugrana needed to recover and that little by little are attaining. The line of pressure is increasingly high, as it remained clear in Turín, something that helps to defend more far and initiate the attacks more near of put it rival. In summary, Koeman is using his libreto of an useful form, intelligent and determinant. Still it has a lot that improve to aspire to win the 'Orejona', but east is the first step to compete and dream with heaving the Champions.

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