THE BARÇA HAS TOOLS
The problem that avoids seeing the best version of Barça
Published:21/11/2019 - 20:43h
Updated:21/11/2019 - 22:47h
The current squad of FC Barcelona has associative profile players that should allow the team to approach that possession football they fell in love with in the past. But, for this, several problems must be solved
In the present season, the FC Barcelona leads it everything. It left to the international stop of selections like leader of LaLiga Santander and also like first qualifier of his group in Champions League. In spite of these circumstances, is detecting an important problem of game of a team that tries to recover this style of touch and possession but that, for the moment, does not find his identity.
So much the bet by part of the sportive direction with the signings of Frenkie of Jong or Arthur Melo like the one of Ernesto Valverde with his alignments plead for the return to this football of touch and possession that enamoró to the world in periods like the one of Johan Cruyff, Frank Rijkaard or Pep Guardiola. Nevertheless, something is failing, since the team does not finish to answer.
The staff of the FC Barcelona splits of a base in the centre of the field that would have to ensure the return to this style of football. In addition to the mentioned Arthur and Of Jong (that they are being almost always fixed in lso onces of the Txingurri), it is necessary to remember that the anchor of the team keeps on being Sergio Busquets, a player of the same philosophy that already knows what is to form part of the 'tiki-taka'.
Besides, in the forward there are footballers that are authentic specialists in the game of combination. Leo Messi is the axis of offensive operations of the FC Barcelona and, besides, this season has Antoine Griezmann to his side, a player that has the football of association by flag. With the presence of so many ideal footballers to practise the football of touch, does rare see that the expectations do not fulfil in the field.
Movements and defensive pressure
One of the key appearances by which is not worked the football of the FC Barcelona is, in a lot of occasions, this slow rhythm of circulation of ball that does that the offensive game culé was predictable and give eases to the rival defences. There is little speed moving the balloon and few movements of the forwards that offer solutions to the room of machines. Something that has to solve if it wants an effective game.
But still there is a graver problem: the pressure descoordinada. The best Barça of Guardiola or Luis Enrique exerted a very intense and orderly pressure that no only allowed to cut played of attack of the rival, but also recover the balloon in dangerous zones to generate situations of goal.
To day of today, the team is less compact and the pressure advanced and without cordenación no only avoids that they recover balls, but it also leaves to the defence sold in the contragolpes. No only of 'jugones' lives , but the work without balloon is essential so that all work.