PAULINHO, OF INTERIOR IN FRONT OF THE ESPANYOL
Paulinho Is not the same 'tied' that with freedom in the Barça
Published:4/02/2018 - 17:26h
Updated:5/02/2018 - 11:11h
The polyvalent midfield player of the FC Barcelona, Paulinho, came of cuajar very good performances in the last weeks with the Barça when moving with freedom by the field. Against the Espanyol, Valverde him 'anchored' in the position of interior
Paulinho Bezerra Has won , and of which way, to the fans of the FC Barcelona by his big delivery, his goals and the spectacular general performance that is contributing to the team. The Brazilian midfield player has turned into an essential man in the plans of Ernesto Valverde, so much by his physicist as by his arrival to the area.
However, the signing of Philippe Coutinho could finish prejudicing the big performance that is offering the man of the 40 million euros, taking into account that his virtues of arrival from second line could see with less frequency.
This Sunday in Cornellá-The Prat, against the RCD Espanyol, the Brazilian acted in the position of interior, without so much freedom as in other occasions to go up to the attack and plant beside Luis Suárez like second reference of the FC Barcelona.
The presence of Coutinho and Alcácer like companions of Luis Suárez hampered the capacity of surprise of Paulinho appearing from backwards, and the Brazilian saw forced to play more in the centre of the field, with short passes and confronting to some dribblings and combinations complicated for him, taking into account that it does not have the same technical that his mates in the room of machines.
Paulinho Saw mermadas his virtues
The strongest point of Paulinho are his arrivals to the area from the second line. Ernesto Valverde had awarded up to now total freedom of movements to the Brazilian midfield player, that has covered a very wide zone of the field with the tranquility to have to three midfield players by behind his position as they are it Iniesta, Rakitic and Busquets.
This Sunday the things changed, and the performance of Paulinho in the centre of the field, at least during the first hour of game, was not the same that the level of the rest of the season. Sometimes, when it touches some piece engages to another, and Paulinho does not offer the same guarantees of interior that of stick near of the players of attack. Sure that Valverde will take note.