Griezmann, celebrating a goal with Ansu Fati

TOTAL SUCCESS IN THE 'GUARDIOLA ERA'

Recover the false '9', a resource for the future for Barça

Published:19/10/2019 - 00:27h

Updated:19/10/2019 - 00:27h

In the time of Pep Guardiola, FC Barcelona became the best team in the world playing without a pure center forward. A resource that could be recovered

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If to somebody ask after him the best team to the that has seen to play in all the times, possibly answer that the FC Barcelona of Pep Guardiola. This team enamoraba to any passionate person of the football with a cheerful and offensive style, based in the possession of the balloon and in the high pressure in contrary field to suffocate to the rival.

And a small detail: this Barça that dazzled, in addition to having to some of the best players of the history like Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta or Leo Messi, played without the existence of a leading centre in his diagram. It was the Argentinian star the one who was planted in a position nicknamed like the "false " nine", but that of leading born centre had little.

In this diagram of Guardiola, Messi played with total freedom by the mediapunta whereas players like Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto'or or David Villa, that all the life had played like offensive references, were repositioned by the sides although, this yes, with total freedom for desmarcarse and throw diagonals to the centre in the offensive phase of construction of the played.

To day of today, this idea of the false '9' has left backwards, clear is, by the impact of a player called Luis Suárez that from 2014 has turned into the most advanced man of the team. The problem is that the Uruguayan will fulfil the 33 years in January and that from the club are rushing to find him a relief generacional of guarantees.

In the market exist men like Kylian Mbappé, Harry Kane or Lautaro Martínez that they could fit like substitutes for the 'killer' of Jump. The problem is that the inflation in the prices of the footballers has turned into an obstacle practically insalvable by the teams and will do that the Barça have to pay a quantity of which does not have to bring to any of them. The another option would be to bring to a more economic footballer, to risk that it do not give sufficient guarantees regarding performance.

Recover the false '9', why no?

In front of this situation of prices desorbitados, can that the solution have it home. Anybody like Leo Messi​ knows how hurt from this position, although it also is necessary to take into account to Antoine Griezmann. The French is not luciendo like left-handed extreme but yes does it in France in a more centred position. Maybe we are in front of the ideal alternative to see shine to the ex athletic, with conditions of leftovers to play here. By not speaking of Ansu Fati, that in the inferior categories also has played in said position and that, by his talent, podria adapt well to the place. Alternatives there are them of leftovers, and more to repeat a method that already triumphed does no too many years.

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