RAKITIC IS WINNING THE SITE
POLL: Who should accompany Busquets and De Jong in the midfield?
Published:8/12/2019 - 19:56h
Updated:8/12/2019 - 20:03h
The companion of Busquets and De Jong in the middle is being one of Valverde's headaches this course. It seems that Rakitic is earning the site, but there are still doubts. Does Arthur, Vidal or Aleñá deserve the job more than him?
The FC Barcelona seems that at last it begins to carburar after a beginning of season tremendously irregular. The victories against the Borussia Dortmund and the Athletic of Madrid gave confidence and went up him the morals to a staff that at last took out his best expensive against the Mallorca. The meeting of the culés against the Balearic was the best that have played this course and that has to be the way to be followed from now.
One of the factors that could explain the improvement of the Barça lately is the presence of Ivan Rakitic in the eleven initial. The Croat has been headline in the three last triumphs of the FC Barcelona and is showing a big level of game. Against the Borussia and the Mallorca played beside Sergio Busquets and Frenkie of Jong, whereas against the Athletic did it beside the Dutch and to Arthur Melo.
The worst of the three crashes of the Barcelona was against the rojiblancos, in front of which only won because Marc-André ter Stegen saved backwards and Messi did the same up with a golazo in the last minutes. The performance of the group barcelonista was not neither much less good in the futbolístico, but at least added three vital points in the fight by the leadership.
Taking into account all this, Ernesto Valverde has to take the decision to bet by one footballer to accompany of way more or less definite to Of Jong and Busquets, The Barça needs stability and for this requires a centre of the strong field, sure and consolidated. Thus, in 'FCBN' want to ask him to our readers which player would have to accompany to the Dutch and to the Spanish in the midfield.
The options that handles Valverde
Arthur Melo seemed that it went to be the indisputable to title beside Of Jong and Busquets, but the Brazilian is undoing like an azucarillo. When they are not the injuries, is Valverde and when it is not his low performance. Anybody questions the quality of the ex of the Guild, that is infinite, but yes questions his work without balloon and in defence. When he plays in half, the culés are used to to suffer more in defensive tasks, since the international 'canarinho' does not be used to to work all what would owe in this sense.
Rakitic, instead, although it does not have the brilliance with balloon of Arthur, yes works more in defence and is a more committed footballer. With him in the field, the Barcelona is used to to be more reliable and the team is used to to suffer something less in defence. Besides, it seems that it combines better with a Frenkie of Jong that encourages more in attack when it coincides with the Croat. Arturo Vidal, on the other hand, although it is used to to surrender always, seems more a solution to a problem that an option for the eleven initial. The arrival from backwards and the character of the Chilean always are useful, although Valverde is used to to prefer him from the bench.
Finally, Carles Aleñá and even Riqui Puig also could be alternative for this third place of midfield player. The one of Mataró went back to play against the Mallorca three months after his last crash and seems that it will go out yielded, but has conditions as for opositar to this place. Riqui Has it much more complicated, since it still belongs to the filial and not even is an option that contemplate the 'Txingurri' to day of today.