Marlon Santos in a party of pre-season with the Barça

COOL AIR FOR ERNESTO VALVERDE

The Barça achieves a defence with a lot of future by in front

Published:24/07/2017 - 00:57h

Updated:24/07/2017 - 00:57h

The first parties of pre-season are used to to serve to enter some changes, and one of the proofs of Ernesto Valverde was in the defence. The technician presented two onces very distinct, one more veteran and another marked by some promising youngsters

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The debut of the Barça of Ernesto Valverde left conclusions very positive, and although it is prompt to do assessments after only a party of pre-season, already can analyse some appearances that can mark positively to the Barcelona group. To be the first meeting after the holidays, the players showed an unexpected freshness, and the defensive attention shined so much in a first-half more dominadora as in a second more suffered. 

The Txingurri has left it clear from the first day, his team has to recover the good habits, and one of them is the pressure after stray, one of the keys of the defence barcelonista and one of the appearances that converts to the Catalans in a square imparable. It achieved it reflect the extremeño on the lawn, and no only in one of his onces, but in the two.

The carousel of changes that lived in the MetLife Stadium served besides to see that in spite of needing some retouchings, the Barça already has a staff of a lot of level, especially in a defence that seems more complete that in the last years. In the first part the stamp was the experience, with Aleix Vidal (27), Gerard Hammered (30), Javier Mascherano (33) and an exception, Lucas Digne (24). In the second, instead the sign was the youth, that represented Nélson Semedo (23), Marlon Santos (21), Samuel Umtiti (23), and Jordi Alba (28).

Without explaining to the Argentinian, to the seven remaining footballers remains them still a lot of career by in front, and the saga that dominated the second time showed that the relief generacional is ensured. The mix of experience, youth and quality has opened a fan of possibilities for Valverde, that will have a problem to make all his onces titled during the season, since all the options are more than valid. Blessed problem.

Only a borrón

The exit of Semedo, Marlon, Umtiti and Jordi Alba to the terrain of game coincided with the replacements that revitalizaron the attack of the Juventus. The youngsters had a good proof in front of an offensive that has names so important like Douglas Coast or Paulo Dybala, and except some distraction surpassed the examination with note.

The only borrón in his exercise was the goal of Giorgio Chiellini, that coló with great ease between Marlon and Umtiti to finish a corner and recortar distances in the marker. Still it is necessary to adjust some appearances in a so young saga as little usual, but after this failure and some minutes of nerves the footballers grew and closed all the gaps to a 'Vecchia Signora' that exasperated . This Barça promises, and has defence for while.

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