Quique Setién, beside Eder Sarabia


The three game systems that Setién has used so far

Published:11/02/2020 - 11:38h

Updated:11/02/2020 - 11:38h

Quique Setién is experimenting with the short template he has and has already used three different game schemes in the seven games he has directed at Barça

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Between traspasos made in the month of January and injuries of important players, Quique Setién has of a very short staff to face the second half of the season. Since it relieved to Ernesto Valverde, has directed to the FC Barcelona in seven parties, in which it has made numerous experiments and employing until three systems of distinct game.

Satisfied go happening the weeks, the team is improving his game and doing it more effective. In fact, it has experienced a big progression from the party of debut of Setién against the Granada to the that played this last weekend in Benito Villamarín. These have been the tactical drawings that Setién has employed until the moment:

  • 3-5-2: Setién began adapting the same diagram that used in the Real Betis to the FC Barcelona, but the experiment did not go out him too well. The system of game was very distinct and a lot of players had to adapt to positions that were not his with results quite disappointing. After two victories in front of the Granada and the Ibiza with a poor football and without depth, arrived the sinking against the Valency that did that the new technician decided to abandon this drawing.
  • 4-3-3: Against the Leganés in Glass of Rey, Setién decided to go back to the past and bet by the same diagram that employed Ernesto Valverde. The mejoría of the team with a system that knew better was evident, and even stressed against the Raise in the following split suspender belt. In chambers of Glass against the Athletic Club, Setién followed betting by the 4-3-3 and the team played the best party from the change of technician, although the bad fortune carried to an unfair elimination.
  • 4-4-2: In spite of the big split that the Barça had done in Saint Mamés, Setién went back to agitate the coctelera to experience with a new drawing in Benito Villamarín against the Betis. It was a 4-4-2 in rhombus, with Arturo Vidal like mediapunta by behind Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann. The team won and had occasions, but also is true that the feeling of defensive fragility was elder that in Bilbao.

Plans for the next parties

In his presentation with the Barça, Setién already warned that the system of the team could go varying. With the 4-3-3 and with the 4-4-2, have attained better results and better game, reason by which the bet of the Cantabrian seems that it goes to forget, by the moment, the system with three head offices. The next appointment will be against the Getafe,​ in a party in which they will look for three new points not to lose of sight the leadership.

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