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HE WANTS TO PLAY WITH THREE CENTRE-BACKS

Xavi take out his board: Barça can change the 4-3-3 in the next season

Published:30/07/2022 - 00:07h

Updated:30/07/2022 - 20:57h

According to recent information from the newspaper 'AS', Xavi Hernández is considering changing FC Barcelona's tactical scheme in the 2022-2022 season to go on to play with three central defenders

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The FC Barcelona is to the doors of a season that will be starred by the changes and improvements in the team. From the offices have done the duties with five key signings: Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé and the renewal of Ousmane Dembélé. Now the responsibility recae in Xavi Hernández, the one who will have to take out his blackboard, move pieces and configure the best possible alignment so that the blaugrana litigate by the titles.

Although it is true that in the parties of pre-season the trainer egarense has rotado too much so that all have opportunity to add minutes, expects that when it begin the course (on 13 August, against the Ray Vallecano in LaLiga) Xavi begin to range to the players that, probably, will be in the XI of gala for this year... And it is possible that the changes are significant regarding the 21-22.

Everything begins by the system. Up to now and except occasions explained, the ex of the To the-Sadd has bet by the 4-3-3 for the majority of the parties since it arrived to the Barça in November of 2021. Against the Benfica in phase of groups of Champions (0-0), for example, went out with line of three in defence, with Ronald Araújo like right side, Clément Lenglet in the left and Gerard Hammered in the centre. The bet did not result as it expected it to him and in the big dates bet by what, in theory, better worked: defensive line of four: two head offices and two sides.

However, according to a recent information of the newspaper 'ACE', the plan of the Barça could change from the season 2022-2023. The Barcelona could happen to play with line of three, with the alternatives of the drawings 3-4-3 or 3-5-2, this last quite used by Ronald Koeman in the second stretch of the season 2020-2021. The main reason by which Xavi medita this change is because it has three head offices of which is 'enamoured': Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen and the recently arrived Jules Koundé, the one who had turned into the main aim of the trainer egarense.

Like this then , his idea would be to play with Koundé in the right, Christensen by the left and the charrúa in the centre. The three have showed to be able for playing in this diagram of three head offices previously and Xavi understands that it is a solution of guarantees that will improve to his team, especially in big appointments. Players like Gerard Hammered and Eric García would remain of reservation in the bench.

Xavi wants to to the Barça more offensive

Return to the 3-4-3 (and 'remember' to Johan Cruyff with the 'Dream Team') would be a statement of interests from the beginning for the Barça. The defence of three would allow that, having a right side so defensive, the defensive works of the left would remain considerably reduced and the one who go to occupy this position (Jordi Alba in principle, waiting for what happen with Marcos Alonso) would have more freedom to add to the attack.

In staff technical Barcelona also take in account that this 'new' drawing would allow the superiority in the centre of the field, put the side finish 'putting' in the line and would facilitate the transitions of the players of the medullary and those that are in the attack, where Xavi would want to bet by a very offensive trident and with a lot of goal, in which Robert Lewandowski will be the big leading.

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