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Koeman's tactical revolution: a system with a future?

Published:23/12/2020 - 07:45h

Updated:23/12/2020 - 08:32h

Ronald Koeman surprised with a new system of game against the Real Valladolid: the 3-4-2-1. The result was extraordinary and can that it have given with the key

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In spite of that Ronald Koeman, after arriving, seemed very firm defending that the FC Barcelona had to play with a 4-2-3-1, already does some weeks that has opened to experience with more systems of game. Especially by the injuries and by the irregularity of the results of the team before agitating the coctelera, that have forced to the Dutch technician to look for solutions.

The first change of Ronald Koeman was to recover the mythical 4-3-3 in parties like the one of the Raise (with victory but a game very little convincente) and against the Real Sociedad (with a formidable improvement with regard to the duel against the 'granotas'). Afterwards it arrived the prick against Valencia, in a party in which it was missing depth, by what the Dutch technician decided innovar again against the Real Valladolid.

Valencia had accumulated to a lot of defences by the centre giving the sides to the FC Barcelona, something that the culés did not know to take advantage of. Without Ousmane Dembélé and Ansu Fati, the men of band by excellence in the group of Ronald Koeman, it was necessary to do retouchings against the Real Valladolid to open the field and can hurt. The idea of the Dutch: play with three head offices (Óscar Mingueza, Ronald Araújo and Clément Lenglet) to convert to the sides in extremes.

In this case, Jordi Alba and Sergiño Dest noticed for well the freedom that won with a central more and played like extremes with a big result. In fact, the North American gave the assistance to Martin Braithwaite that, maybe was not the best of the world, but knows the job of '9' and went back it to show with a goal and with a tireless work fixing to the rival head offices.

The rest did an excellent party, standing out the work of a Miralem Pjanic that, at last, cuajó a performance of maximum level so much in defence as distributing the game. Also they shined Pedri and Leo Messi, forming in the mediapunta a tremenda connection between both to which the FC Barcelona still can hold to dream this season. Only lacking for appointing to Frenkie of Jong, that was hit although it finish eclipsado by his partner Pjanic in the medullary.

Ronald Koeman does not know if it will give continuity to the 3-4-2-1

In spite of the good results of the 3-4-2-1 implanted by Ronald Koeman in Valladolid, the Dutch technician left in the air if it will give continuity to this system. "It has given us more security backwards when having more people in the midfield between lines. We have seen a very serious team, very concentrated, have created besides a lot of opportunities, but do not know if I will keep or no this system", said in the back press conference to the party of this Tuesday.


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