THE BARÇA IMPROVED
Setién's rectifications that made Barça improve
Published:2/02/2020 - 11:29h
Updated:2/02/2020 - 20:42h
The first games of Quique Setién in front of the bench of FC Barcelona did not give too positive impressions, but everything improved in the round of 16
Since Quique Setién relieved to Ernesto Valverde in the bench of the FC Barcelona, the Barcelona team has played four meetings, saldados with three victories and a defeat. The feelings in the three first parties -against Granada, Ibiza and Valencia- were quite toneless by the predictable that was the team in attack and the fragile that showed defensivamente.
However, the team improved a lot in the party of eighth of final of the Glass of the King that played against the Leganés. Setién Decided to move several pieces in the board that had not worked him during his first steps like Barcelona technician and agitate the coctelera to change the dynamics of a team that needed like the eat immediate results.
In the first place, the Cantabrian trainer did without this species of 3-5-2 asymmetric that had employed in his first parties and used the 4-3-3 that it was usual with Ernesto Valverde and that he same had used in the UD The Palms. The players, more familiarised with said diagram, won reliability and played more comfortable.
Second, it entered some changes in defence that improved the performance of his competition: Clément Lenglet substituted to Samuel Umtiti successfully defensive -and included goal- and Nélson Semedo cuajó a good party like pure right side, substituting to Sergi Roberto that carried three parties playing in a position to half way between head office and lateral.
Besides, also it changed offensive positions: Ansu Fati, after three parties in the right, happened to play in the left band, that is in which better manages ; Antoine Griezmann abandoned at last the left side and centred his position; finally, Leo Messi moved with freedom by all the offensive plot splitting from the right band.
Depth and defensive security
The changes of Setién saw a positive result and the FC Barcelona achieved a comfortable victory in front of an inferior rival on the paper. The team won defensive forcefulness -the Leganés hardly generated danger- and ease to generate danger. Now it is missing to keep the good line of game and results in front of the difficult parties that approach.