HIS BARÇA IS COSTING TO START
The problems of the Barça of Setién after three games played
Published:27/01/2020 - 12:54h
Updated:27/01/2020 - 17:55h
The new Barça de Setién does not finish starting and after three games played it already presents several obvious problems that require solution. Lack of '9', defensive fragility due to system change or lack of depth concern
Quique Setién carries in Barcelona almost a pair of weeks and, for the moment, has not attained that his players understand his idea of game. The group barcelonista has more balloon with him and already have seen important variations in the system, but the team has not improved his performance. In fact, the feeling is that the Barça has gone to worse in some facets since the santanderino seats in his bench. These are the big problems that present the culés right now:
It is missing goal and fault a '9'
This is the only in what the Cantabrian does not have any responsibility, since it landed in Barcelona with Luis Suárez already lesionado. The charrúa will be of drop until May and the blaugrana is looking for a '9' to be able to substitute him. The elected is Rodrigo Moreno and expects that Valencia accept the conditions that are putting the culés. Without him, Setién is opting for giving him total freedom to Leo Messi and try take advantage of the speed and the touch at first of Antoine Griezmann. For the moment, it has remained clear that does not work and that to the Barça now is missing him hit and goal.
It does not generate offensive football neither occasions
The fault of a leading born centre is a serious problem, but the fact that the group barcelonista was generating so little in attack would have to concern much more. Neither against the Granada, neither in front of the Ibiza, neither against Valencia saw to the Barcelona shut to his rival in the area and create opportunities of goal. The Barcelona have the command of the ball and of the game, but do not know what do with her. They touch, they touch and they touch and usually they do not go to any place. The ex technician of the Betis has to do something so that his have more depth and can create more occasions.
Problems in the central axis of the defence
Setién Has changed the defensive system of the Barça, that now defends with three head offices. In two of the three meetings have played Sergi Roberto by the right, Hammered in the centre and Samuel Umtiti in the left, by what these three seem to be the favourites of the santanderino. The one of Reus is not comfortable playing of right-handed head office, since it has to close too much and can not go up so much the band. Neither the French finishes to find there, since it sees him out of place and surpassed in a lot of occasions. I hammered it does not give to I suffice with everything and neither is too fine lately. Lenglet Could go in by 'Big Sam', but neither sees him especially prepared to play here. Setién Will have to have patience and follow working so that his defence leave to do waters.
The right band is a coladero
The system of three head offices does that the right band was an absolute coladero. Sergi Roberto can not be to everything and when it closes desprotege this side. Ansu Fati, that is playing of extreme, has all the band for him and in a lot of occasions does not have time to go down to help. Against the Ibiza already suffered by here, but in front of Valencia the second goal even went by fault of this. The 'ches' carried the balloon of a band to another and at the end Maxi finished entirely only in this right-handed side. Besides, in attack Ansu neither is comfortable in this side and hardly desborda.
Leo Messi and 10 more
Messi has played in two of the three parties of Setién. In which it did not play, the one of Glass, Griezmann threw of the car and showed that it can be key in this team. But when the '10' has been on the lawn, the little that generates the Barcelona bases in what he do. As already sucedía with Valverde, his mates yield him the responsibility in 3/4 of field and this causes that it always have to one or two rivals on. In front of Valencia, without having his best day, only he finished to goal and created something distinct. Griezmann Is trying some things and Arturo Vidal, when it plays, also, but the rest have to give much more.
The 'jugones' have to take a step forward
It seems evident that Setién will finish betting to half and long term by a midfield formed by Sergio Busquets, Frenkie of Jong and Arthur Melo. For the moment, clear is, any has surrendered as it expected . All are genii with balloon, but with an idea of game with so much possession, one or two of them has to break from backwards to generate danger. The only that has done this up to now has been Arturo Vidal, that is not so fine with the ball but does much more damage in the rival area. The ex verdiblanco will have to decide if bet by his idea or yield in front of the needs of the team, that now precise of people that can give him mordiente to the attack.