THE NEXT DUEL, AGAINST THE LEGANÉS
The changes that Setién meditates after his irregular start at Barça
Published:28/01/2020 - 20:32h
Updated:28/01/2020 - 20:32h
Quique Setién has not managed, for the moment, to find the key that allows FC Barcelona to have a solid and convincing game. Therefore, consider changes in the next matches
Quique Setién is not having some easy starts at the head of the bench of the FC Barcelona. After little more than two weeks of his nomination like technician of the first team, the Cantabrian has directed three parties in which the picture culé has left a lot of doubts in his game, in addition to a conclusive defeat against Valencia the past weekend that supposed the goodbye to the leadership of LaLiga Santander.
In these three first parties, Setién has insisted with a system of game 3-5-2 based in playing with three head offices, two carrileros long and a centre of the field of creative tendency. Said tactical, that pretends to help to have fluidity in the exit of balloon and in the circulation in the centre of the field, is resulting to keep predictable, in addition to having an evident problem of fault of depth.
It is thus that Setién could meditar seriously go back to the 4-3-3 that employed Ernesto Valverde, since it treats of a tactical drawing that the players have more internalised and that supposes less time of adaptation in front of the evident need of immediate results. The 3-5-2 can work, but requires a time of assimilation by part of the team and, without pre-season, Setién has not had time to implant it well.
In case to keep the bet by the 3-5-2, the changes of Setién would arrive in the alignment. One of them could be the one of Sergi Roberto, that is acting like third head office and that is evidenciando have some problems to adapt to this new role that never had had. The defensive lagoons would do to Setién think in changes in defence, with Clément Lenglet waiting for being able to assault the place.
Another modification that could include Setién could be in the centre of the field. In the last party against Valencia, a tremendously demanding rival, the election to bet by players like Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo or Frenkie of Jong did not offer neither control neither consistency. The team improved with the entrance of Arturo Vidal, that could go back to the titularity in the next meetings.
The first proof, against the Leganés
Before going back to LaLiga, the FC Barcelona will have to measure his strengths with the Leganés in the Camp Nou, in the corresponding party to the eighth of final -to only party- of the Glass of Rey. It expects that the group 'pepinero' show defensive, by what the ones of Quique Setién will have to fix them to find spaces between the rival defences and to control the contragolpes of the team of Javier Aguirre.