YOUTH FOR THE SAGA OF VALVERDE
The Barça apuntala a defence that has to last a lot of years
Published:15/07/2017 - 16:11h
Updated:15/07/2017 - 16:11h
The arrival of Nélson Semedo to the right side of the Barça has put the full stop to a defence that, except surprises, already is closed for the following season. The new saga of Valverde mixes experience and youth and has to begin to consolidate
With the landing of Nélson Semedo in the Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona has closed a chapter that carried a lot of open years. After several attempts and numerous signings, the Barcelona group can have a defence compensated and sobradamente ready. Ernesto Valverde knows it, and that's why it wants to begin to work with a line that can be decisive for the team.
Gerard Hammered, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano and Marlon Santos by the centre; Jordi Alba and Lucas Digne by the left band; and Aleix Vidal and Nélson Semedo by the right. Without having Sergi Palencia and Marc Cucurella, two of the canteranos that already show to the first team, the average of age of the retaguardia culé is envidiable, 26 years.
To the Barça has cost him years and money build his defence, but this time seems that it exists a good mix of experience, youth, experience and quality as so that the final result can be satisfactory. With pieces like the discussed Jérémy Mathieu out of the team and some failures like Thomas Vermaelen looking for an exit, the club has to try consolidate a group that can last some years.
Adaptation and security
To finish to confirm his defence, Valverde will have to incidir in the adaptation of the recently arrived and those that did not attain to have a lot of participation in the past course. That is to say, help to Semedo and Marlon to integrate and give confidence to Lucas Digne that to his 23 years still has visited by in front.
Jordi Alba also has demanded the attention of his new technician after his problems with Luis Enrique, and Aleix Vidal goes back to by all after his injury. With Mascherano apurando his last years like Barcelona, Hammered and Umtiti appear like the base from which raise a wall for the Barça, to recover a solidity that will be decisive in the achievement of the titles.