BARÇA HAS TO IMPROVE
The lessons that Barça should learn in San Mamés
Published:17/08/2019 - 20:49h
Updated:18/08/2019 - 07:41h
The league premiere of Barça was worse than expected: the Catalans lost in San Mamés against Athletic. From this first stumble, conclusions must be drawn
After an ilusionante goleada against the Naples in the last friendly party of the pre-season, the FC Barcelona carried a hard tortazo in the première suspender belt. The ones of Ernesto Valverde fell in Saint Mamés against the Athletic Club in a cruel defeat, in the last sigh, with a golazo of the incombustible Aritz Aduriz. A duel of the that it is necessary to take out important conclusions to improve.
Especially of the first time, in which the FC Barcelona hardly generated danger near of the area defended by Iago Herrerín. Only Luis Suárez could mark with a shot to the stick after an error tremendo of the Athletic. That is to say, the most dangerous of the Barça arrived by a gift of the rojiblancos that the Uruguayan was about to to transform in goal.
But the rest is worthy of study for the culés. Beginning by a centre of the field that hardly had clairvoyance to generate football. The trio formed by Of Jong, Sergi Roberto and Carles Aleñá did not work as it expected . In attack, Ousmane Dembélé was disappeared, Antoine Griezmann descolocado and Luis Suárez little parcitipativo. The Uruguayan, besides, finish the party lesionado.
But without place to doubts, the defence was the line that more suffered. Gerard Hammered and Clément Lenglet were surpassed by the speed and the vigour of Iñaki Williams. In the sides, the thing was not better: Nélson Semedo lost the back in some actions and Jordi Alba slept in so many others, leaving the lanes to pleasure for the attackers bilbaínos.
In the second time suffered less in defence, but hardly generated occasions of goal. But the worst, went the defence in the goal of Aduriz: six players of the Barça in the zone could not avoid that two of the Athletic surpassed them. It was missing intensity in this action, something that never can be missing and much less in front of a team so warrior like the Athletic.
The Barça has to put more intensity
The FC Barcelona has to put a course backwards if it does not want to follow losing points. The goal of Aduriz shows that lacking intensity, and the first time of the ones of Valverde is another irrefutable proof. The Barça has football, but has to improve in many respects to become a serious candidate to win it everything. And, especially, not depending so much of Leo Messi since, if the lacking Argentinian, the light turns off of alarming form.