CRACKS IN THE FORWARD
The worrying coincidence of Barça in 2019 with that of 2007
Published:9/11/2019 - 17:24h
Updated:9/11/2019 - 17:24h
Ernesto Valverde is not managing to fit his pieces in the front of FC Barcelona and the situation remembers much to the one lived in 2007
This last summer, the FC Barcelona closed the signing of Antoine Griezmann to complete a forward of luxury beside Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé. Nevertheless, the injuries and the performance underneath of the expected of some of these cracks does that the situation remember a lot to one that lived in 2007 and that did not finish well for the culés.
In that period, the Barça was trained by Frank Rijkaard and had the 'trident' formed by Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto'or and Leo Messi. To them it joined Thierry Henry, legendary footballer of the Arsenal that arrived like flamante signing 'galactic' to complete a formidable 'poker' of stars in the forward of the FC Barcelona.
In this season, the injuries of some of them, like Eto'or or Messi, prevented practically see them coincide to all they. Besides, the performance underneath of the expected of Ronaldinho or Henry also finish unchaining in a season without any title in spite of the initial expectations.
The current situation begins to seem a lot to the one of then. Griezmann, as Henry, is not to the level that expected of him; Dembélé or Luis Suárez, like Eto'or or Messi, are not having continuity by fault of the injuries. This yes, the Argentinian star, that now is the big leader of the team, has not gone down his performance as in that then began it to do Ronaldinho.
The youngsters, another coincidence
In 2007, the already mentioned injuries of the cracks of the first team did that Rijkaard had to resort to the young promises of the Masia. Thus, the paper of Giovani two Saints, that finish to go up of the filial, and the one of Bojan Krkic, a youngster of hardly 17 years, went of much more leadership and pressure of the that estimated at the beginning.
This season, in spite of the four cracks of the first team in attack, Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez are emulating what in his day did the Mexican and the Catalan. A lot of coincidences between the two seasons and that the barcelonismo expects that they do not repeat also in the denouement.