THE PRIORITIES OF THE DUTCH
Koeman's plan for Barça's 2021-22 season
Published:6/06/2021 - 00:55h
Updated:7/06/2021 - 02:26h
With the confirmation of his continuity at Barça, Ronald Koeman has already begun to draw up his plan for the next year and defines all his priorities
Joan Laporta has confirmed that Ronald Koeman will continue to the control of the FC Barcelona and will fulfil his agreement, that wins at the end of the season 2021-2022. The Dutch confronts to a big challenge in the City Condal and tendrá that show that the club did not make a mistake in giving him continuity to his project and bet by him, when it was immersed in a sinfín of criticisms by the form in which the Barça finished the past course in LaLiga Santander.
The requirement in this opportunity will be greater and will have reflexionar especially the errors that committed in the past course, that were not few. To Koeman criticised him constantly that it did not hit tácticamente. It tested a lot of systems, happening of the 4-3-2-1, to the 4-3-3 and marrying, finally, with the 3-5-2 that, of some way, 'resurrected' to the Barça to half of season, but was not sufficient to achieve the big feat of the doublet, since to the blaugrana was missing them an extra mile and motivation to reach the aim.
Of the same way, his replacements and decisions when the Barça worse happened it (in front of the Granada, Raise, Celtic of Vigo...) They were indescifrables for all the barcelonismo, leaving the feeling that, instead of improving the proposal, seeded many more doubts. In definite, his paper (and figure) remained very questioned. Now, however, has an opportunity of gold and more alternative to convert to the Barça in a team with harp, to the that never are missing him win them to compete.
While it enjoys of his holidays, Koeman begins to trace his plan for the next season and keeps attentive, at all times, of the movements in the City Condal, that are not few. In this occasion, with Laporta, the things are very different and the Dutch has 'tools' with which improve his team, beginning with the signings (that it had asked since it arrived, the past summer).
To the ones of Memphis Depay (is imminent) and Georgino Wijnaldum (in a more complicated situation), has added him the arrival of Eric García, Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero and Emerson Royal, three enclosed incorporations that arrive to reinforce two zones of the field that saw very 'distinguished' in the past course: the defence and the forward. Koeman Now has players of a lot of quality that can be keys so that the Barça go back to touch the sky, in Spain and Europe.
The 'requirements' of Koeman would not detain with what there is for the moment, all the contrary. The one of Zaandam is conscious that, for example, is necessary a new left side so that it serve of competition to Jordi Alba, considering that Junior Firpo has not achieved to be the player determinant that the Barcelona expected. To his time, expects that 'ask' a new attacker and promote the operation gone out of the club of several players that do not have fit in his project.
With all this in account, the ex of the Dutch selection will be able to form a very different team, abler, more competitive and functional that leave to be predictable and inspire confidence. This será the big antidote to one of the big evils of the Barça in the past course, that was not able to win to the 'big': neither to the Real Madrid, Athletic, Paris Saint-Germain... And that remained portrayed in important nights (in front of the Granada and Raise).
A plan that has to be effective
With all the incorporations and exits, Koeman will be able to finally fulfil with the requirements of the club and show that it also can be the hero blaugrana (as it went it in Wembley in the year 1992) in the bench. Around the middle of July, when the players begin to reincorporarse after the international commitments, will be able to seat with his staff technical to work in depth in the new Barça.
This yes, is forced to leave backwards the errors of the past, because this time will not have the 'excuse' that they did not give him the players that he wanted to. The pressure, as always, is maximum, but now knows that his continuity (further of 2022) depends of the performance of the culés and the titles that achieve, because it no longer has an agreement that protect it.