RAYO COMPLICATED BARÇA AGAIN
Xavi's mistakes that harmed Barça against Rayo
Published:14/08/2022 - 08:40h
Updated:14/08/2022 - 14:59h
FC Barcelona began the season with a draw at home against Rayo Vallecano (0-0), a puncture in which Xavi Hernández was not right in his reading of the match. Despite the reinforcements, the coach did not find solutions on the bench
The Rayo Vallecano posed with an interesting challenge to begin LaLiga home for the FC Barcelona. The Madrilenian group won the two parties in the 2021-22 and, the Saturday, the ones of Andoni Iraola went back to amargar to a Spotify Camp Nou that happened of the illusion to the disappointment with the happen of the minutes. The fault of puntería and the bad decisions of Xavi Hernández in the bench did the difference so that the culés did not attain to break the zero 'rayista'.
Iraola Bet by a diagram 4-2-1-3 to keep the block during the 90 minutes, with Álvaro García and Izi Palazón betting to the gone and continuous turn to help in defence and a line of four that found in the pair Catena-Lejeune a reliable pair to contain the rushed forward culés. This, added to the big night of the macedonio Stole Dimitrievski, aim of the Barça in winter, closed the doors of the goal to a team that finished until in 21 opportunities, but only six of them to the arch.
In this sense, the first error of Xavi had to see with the reading of the party in the complement. The technician egarense bet by the eleven that more worked in the pre-season, as it was to expect , but the party did not pass in accordance with the initial plan. For the Barça, the changes arrived from the minute 60, when the Ray already had warned demanding to Ter Stegen and Christensen with two clear occasions of Sergio Camel.
The míster of Terrassa opted for giving entrance to Sergi Roberto, Ansu and Frenkie by Christensen, Raphinha and Gavi. The exit of the Danish caused that Araújo, of poor participation like side by right, moved to his natural position like head office, something that owed suceder from the start, as the charrúa does not contribute at all in this position in front of teams that shut en bloc. Sergi dió more depth in attack, whereas Of Jong and Fati showed very incisive, although erráticos in definition (in the case of the '10').
Auba, very late. Pedri Did not have to go out
As well as Araújo had a toneless party like right side, Jordi Alba neither had his night by left. However, Xavi retained him in the eleven until the minute 82, giving entry to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that it had to ingresar a lot before. The gabonés always contributes in attack, more when it can do pair with Ousmane Dembélé, but the rumours on his possible exit seem to begin to happen bill on his role in the staff.
Nevertheless, the main error of the trainer culé had to see with the exit of Pedri. Although it is clear that the midfield player has to dosificar to avoid new injuries, the party demanded the leadership of the of Tegueste, as of his feet and head flows the football of the Barça. When the '8' is not, the fault of ideas is palpable and, although Franck Kessié (ingresado in his place in the 72') always has the disposal to add in attack, the last 20 minutes of game blaugrana were too run over, with a lot push, yes, but scarce preparation.
Xavi does not evade his responsibility
The míster showed annoying and disappointed by the debut of his directed, but did not evade responsibility in the performance showed in the second half of the crash. "The team has been a pelín dense, more taut of the normal. The pressure is for the trainer, have said it to him in the rest. We have generated a lot of illusion and will try to not to lose it. This is the start", commented Xavi in the press conference postpartido.
For the technician egarense, the pressure and the requirement are very high in this season. The club has reinforced in all his lines and the main challenge is to manage the resources of a staff envidiable forced to win it everything in the local field. "It is a penalty and is not the best première because we wanted to show to the people that go well, that create in the team. It is a disappointment, but this is the principle", sentenced the trainer blaugrana. The next week there will be opportunity for resarcirse in Anoeta, a field complicated where the Barça has revertido the negative tendency in the last seasons.