Quique Setién in a match of Real Betis


This is how Barça would play if Quique Setién opts for three central backs

Published:18/01/2020 - 00:12h

Updated:18/01/2020 - 00:13h

With the arrival of Quique Setién on the bench of FC Barcelona, ​​the game system could change. The option to bet on three centrals gains strength

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The last team that directed Quique Setién before accepting the offer of the FC Barcelona was the Real Betis. During the greater part of his stay in the Andalusian group, the bet of the Cantabrian technician in the tactical system was to bet by a defensive line formed by three head offices, with two carrileros long, three midfield players and two forwards.

In fact, the 5-3-2 (or 3-5-2, if they consider midfield players the two carrileros) carries the stamp of Setién and, with him, achieved that the Real Betis practised an attractive and recognizable football. Of the hand of men like Gionavi Celso or Sergio Channels, the verdiblancos offered a big version. In the Barça, the santanderino will have of a staff of maximum world-wide level and has resources for choosing.

Given the injury of long length of Luis Suárez (fundamental to form the trident in the forward), would not be of extrañar that Setién decided to recover this diagram with three head offices and adapt it to the FC Barcelona, where has of players of first level​ the sufficiently versatile as to adapt to perfection of a diagram that already worked him to the Cantabrian technician.

One of the advantages that has Setién to design this new diagram is the quality of his head offices to take out the balloon played. Gerard Hammered, Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti -that they would be presumably the three head offices titled- have big technical capacity with the balloon in the feet, something fundamental to tackle a system with a defence less than the usual. The exit of ball would not see resentful by the change.

Besides, the presence in the staff of sides ultraofensivos like Jordi Alba, Nélson Semedo or a midfield player reconverted like Sergi Roberto do that the 5-3-2 or 3-5-2 was totally compatible with the profile of the players of the FC Barcelona. And more taking into account the quality of the footballers that would play by in front of the defensive line.

Centre of the field and leading

Setién Bets by the players with good handle of balloon to ensure the possession. In this sense, the three midfield players would be of the profile of Frenkie of Jong, Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo or even a Riqui Puig called to have much more leadership in the team that the one who had with Ernesto Valverde. In the forward, Antoine Griezmann and Leo Messi are immovable.

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