INTENSITY And QUALITY
Sergi Roberto-Rakitic, ideal couple for the centre of the field of the Barça?
Published:7/06/2017 - 14:25h
Updated:10/06/2017 - 13:05h
The arrival of Ernesto Valverde will bring changes in the staff of the Barça. Although still no clear-cut, is evident that will arrive. We ask us if the tandem Roberto-Rakitic could be the most used by the Basque technician
There was a sentence of Ernesto Valverde that it called me a lot the attention. In relation to how evolves the sport and the life in general. "If you do not try to improve always you worsen, it is like this". A reflection acertadísima because there is not at all more hurtful that the autocomplacencia or the absence of regeneration.
It has needed the Barça two thumps in hard Europe -Paris and Turín- to assume that it needs a turn of leaf, no excessively big, but yes the sufficiently important as to recover the level that has to him demand to a team that has in his rows to the best player of all time.
We carry weeks speaking of the sides and of a physical player for the centre of the field -Seri, the best positioned-, but would be interesting to test with a couple that gave consistency, solidity and verticality. This pordría be Roberto and Rakitic.
The experiment of Sergi Roberto in the right side has not gone out badly, but is evident that has seen surpassed in front of rivals of more entity. His real location is the centre of the field, where could join to the Croat -the most used player in the era Luis Enrique- and form a physical tandem, sacrificed... But to his time with good deal of ball. All this explaining that Iniesta will have to remain relegado to the bench and choose very well which minutes has to play.
A tandem that could asemejarse to the that had Valverde in the Athletic with Mikel Rico and Beñat, saving logically the distances. Without renouncing to the style Barça, but endowing to Busquets of two lungs that work without ceasing, something that to his time would allow to the MSN centre more in a high pressure.
The Barcelona style, intocable
The FC Barcelona will continue being faithful to the "DNA" that established Johan Cruyff in the eighties, and that since so big has done to the club to level of titles, beauty in the game and world-wide admiration. Ernesto Valverde, the new technician, left clear during the wheel of presentation of this Thursday that his will is that the style of game of his Barça keep on being faithful to the of always.
This will not prevent, however, that the FC Barcelona can vary in some occasions the 4-3-3 or the 3-4-3 to leave step to other systems, although Ernesto Valverde will take this type of decisions much more forward, when it already have seen to train to his players and know what can give him each one of them, as well as the characteristics of the staff.