Nélson Semedo In his presentation with the FC Barcelona


Semedo, Hammered, Umtiti and Alba, a defence of height

Published:14/07/2017 - 20:41h

Updated:15/07/2017 - 12:07h

The arrival of Nélson Semedo to the Barça no only has brought an answer for the future of the right side, but it has allowed to add centimetres to a defence something scarce. Now the Barcelona have to convert this height in defensive security

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After the landing of Nélson Semedo in the FC Barcelona have been varied those that have stood out the speed and the capacity of desborde of the Portuguese side, but also have coincided in an appearance, his physical fortress. These qualities have to be the keys to turn into him a big defender, something that will be very useful for the future of the team.

The 179 centimetres of the player lisboeta well could happen unobserved, and more in a group whose successes have arrived of the hand of the 'bajitos', but mean an advance for a defence that lately has not stood out by his height.

It will be the first time in years that the Barça can present an alineacion with until three defenders that reach this measure, since shelving to Jordi Alba, Gerard Hammered and Samuel Umtiti even are something higher that the own Semedo. Although by himself only this data is not guarantee of success, can mean a help for a team accustomed to suffer in the played to unemployed balloon.

The past of Ernesto Valverde in the Athletic Club has left a clear thing, and is that so much the Txingurri like his technical body likes them work to the detail the played of strategy. The import of this quality of the rojiblancos has to be a good baza for the culés, that can revolutionise his options so much to defensive level like offensive.

A good average

In spite of the presence of Jérémy Mathieu that contributed his good plant in distinguished parties, the defensive line has not stood out for ranging players especially big, and this has forced to organise and the majority of times to throw of positional defences in which they helped Sergio Busquets and Luis Suárez.

Players like Dani Alves, Jordi Alba or Javier Mascherano subtracted aerial power to a plot that now remains something more compensated and that it has to impose in situations that this past season have cost decisive points. Explaining to all the specific defences of the first team and adding to Marlon Santos, Sergi Palencia and Marc Cucurella, the canteranos with more possibilities to go participating during the course, the half height of the saga of the Barça already reaches the 178 centimetres, a value that the Barcelona have to turn into virtue.

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