Ronald Koeman in the semifinals of Supercopa

HARD DEFEAT IN THE SUPERCOPA

The deadly sins of Ronald Koeman in this beginning of 2021

Published:18/01/2021 - 23:25h

Updated:18/01/2021 - 23:25h

The FC Barcelona carries good series in LaLiga Santander, but lost the Supercopa of Spain. Ronald Koeman is taking decisions that generate doubts

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The FC Barcelona began this 2021 with three consecutive victories in LaLiga Santander, being besides triumphs out of house. However, the ones of Ronald Koeman did not have so good exert in the Supercopa of Spain, winning the semifinals to the Real Sociedad (1-1) in the batch of penaltis and losing the final in the extention against the Athletic Club of Bilbao (2-3).

The defeat in the final of the Supercopa of Spain was hard and in the FC Barcelona there is a lot for reflexionar. Of course, all in the staff have his part of fault, but also Ronald Koeman whose decisions no always finish to be hit. In spite of that the challenge that has had from the beginning has been capital, gives the feeling of not taking advantage of all the resources that has in the staff.

In the first place because it has showed to have the same problem that in his day had Ernesto Valverde: when an alignment or system goes out him well, bet for keeping exactly the same alignment except that there are injuries. Something that ocasiona a lot of wear in the staff and that could see in the extentions against the Athletic Club of Bilbao or the Real Sociedad.

It is true that Ronald Koeman had initiated this 2021 winning all the parties without rotar, but the contrapartida of this is the fatigue of the team, that has done evident once has touched to compete in parties with extention and against demanding rivals. And it can not say precisely that the Dutch technician have employed all the resources that has in the staff for rotar.

The most flagrant case is the one of Riqui Puig, a player that always shows destellos of quality but that does not have opportunities in the team in spite of all what could contribute even like titling. Neither it understands that it play so little Miralem Pjanic, a player that could alternate with Sergio Busquets so that both were to the one hundred by one hundred physically.

Other players like Martin Braithwaite or Junior Firpo could be useful to give rest to some of his mates, since both also have had some interesting performance in the present season. But Ronald Koeman bets by the same whenever something works him, what finish causing fatigue in the team and even does to the FC Barcelona more predictable. A lot that reflexionar...

Words of Koeman and Griezmann

 

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