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Recover intense pressure, the first step of Barça to improve

Published:2/01/2020 - 14:59h

Updated:2/01/2020 - 14:59h

FC Barcelona has gradually lost the identity signals it had years ago and the main one was that intense and orderly pressure that must be recovered

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It does a decade, the FC Barcelona reached his level of game higher of all the history. The culés, then directed by Pep Guardiola, enamoraron to the world with a game of position, of possession and of constant attack that generated multiple occasions of goal each party and that was embodied by mythical players like Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta or Leo Messi.

The football practised by the Barça in this stage seemed poetry, pure art. A beautiful game, appeal and effective that goes to do that the memory of the world of the football remain by a lot of years that go to happen. Nevertheless, this so brilliant execution of the game of position went through a much darker work of all the team: the intense pressure during the 90 minutes.

In all the parties, the Barça achieved to suffocate to his rivals, that hardly could happen of the centre of the field in front of the pressure advanced and orderly of the team of Guardiola. In fact, this pressure was the key so that the Barcelona marked a lot of goals and fit very few, being an offensive and defensive strategy at the same time.

In the first place, it was a formula of attack because usually it allowed to recover the balloon in the terrain of game of the rival, much more near of the contrary goal, by what it was necessary to run fewer metres until put it. Do goals was much easier because it arrived to the fastest area and without leaving that the contrary defence rearmed .

On the other hand, also it was obviously an estretegia defensive, because the balloon recovered up and to the rival teams cost them a lot approach to the goal. Besides, another key point is that the team played always the same, without mattering if it played in the Camp Nou or out of house. The Barça always went out to presionar and jamas changed his mentality.

The need to recover this pressure

The FC Barcelona needs to recover this intense and orderly pressure, with a compact team and the together lines. The one who does to day of today no so effective, since the lines do not joint and everything is more descordinado although, curiously, yes that it advances a lot the defensive line, causing that if the balloon does not recover the saga remain very exposed. Problems that have to have solution sooner that late if it wants to opt to titles. Ernesto Valverde has work.

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