THE KOEMAN EXPERIMENT DID NOT WORK
De Jong failed in the center of the defense against Dynamo Kiev
Published:5/11/2020 - 10:58h
Updated:5/11/2020 - 10:58h
Frenkie de Jong played by surprise in the center of defense against Dynamo Kiev, as he did against Alaves in the second half. Unlike in Vitoria, this time the experiment did not go well and the Dutchman was not well as central
Against the Alavés, Ronald Koeman decided innovar and put to Frenkie of Jong of head office in the rest to have a mediocentro more in the creation. The Dutch gave good performance and was important to go out with the ball played from backwards and add effective to the hour to attack. Precisely by this, the one of Zaandam thought that also could work like defender in Champions League in front of the Dynamo of Kiev.
Nevertheless, in this occasion the experiment did not go out well and the one of Arkel was of the most toneless of the Barça during the 75 minutes that played backwards. The ex of the Ajax was clearly of more to less and began being important, but diluted completely with the step of the minutes. With Sergio Busquets and Miralem Pjanic in the double pivote, the idea was that Frenkie added to the attack whenever the barcelonistas had the ball.
The problem of the idea of Koeman was that his compatriot did not understand when it had to go upwards and when it had to save his position. Only it stood out in the first 15 minutes, that was when the Barcelona avasalló to the Ukrainians. In what the Barcelona went down the piston and the ones of Lucescu grew , the performance of the international 'oranje' went down alarmantemente.
Little by little, the ones of Kiev began to understand that they could take advantage of of the bad positioning of the Dutch. The midfield player reconverted to head office suffered in the one against one in front of the Ukrainian forwards, but especially failed to the hour to anticipate. The Dynamo took advantage of the spaces that left to create superiorities in counterattacks that could finish in goal if it does not become by the performance of Marc-André ter Stegen.
At the end, Koeman wanted to save the 2-0 after suffering in the second time and took out to Clément Lenglet, that substituted to Busquets. Then, Of Jong happened to the midfield, although neither this served so that the Nordics marked the 2-1 and adjusted the marker. Luckily, the visitors did not give the step forward that required can empatar and the Barça achieved to tie up the victory in his house.
Koeman Explained the decision to put to Of Jong of head office
After the party, Koeman explained what looked for putting to Frenkie in the centre of the saga and recognised that his idea did not go out so well as it expected. "Lenglet Carried a lot of parties and these last weeks dragged physical annoyances. We have expected a party that played a lot in contrary field so that it played Of Jong, that is an option that goes to forward, offers us 2 against 1. At the end it has not been so like this, but we have taken advantage of it of entrance", commented.