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The ideal position of Griezmann generates debate in Barça
Published:6/09/2019 - 10:36h
Updated:6/09/2019 - 10:36h
Without Messi and Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann has played as a 'false nine' with full freedom in the attack of FC Barcelona, but has failed to exploit his best virtues. Can he show his best performance at Barça?
To exception of the exhibition against the Real Betis in the Camp Nou, where marked two golazos to start with to win to the fans culé, Antoine Griezmann has not surrendered to the level that expects of him in the rest of official parties that has contested up to now. It happened unobserved in the defeat in front of the Athletic in Saint Mamés (1-0), and also in the tie harvested in The Sadar in front of Osasuna (2-2).
it is costing Him Go in at stake with the FC Barcelona, surely because it is not accustomed to the new position in which it has touched him play because of the drops of Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé. And it is that 'Griezzy' has acted of 'false nine' in the three first days of LaLiga Santander 2019-20, trying fix to the central and without possibility to generate desmarques rompedores coming from backwards.
His fault of incidence in the offensive game has remembered to the problems that had other forwards like Alcácer and Boateng -saving the distances- to adapt to the style of Barcelona game and improve his virtues. Griezmann Has a lot of more quality and technical that they, and is question of time that begin to chain big performances one after another.
But, so that this suceda, it will be necessary to find him the best position. In the Athletic of Madrid exerted by behind a 'nine' fixed like Diego Coast or Morata. In the FC Barcelona this work carries it out Leo Messi, that is the one who has greater freedom of movements to the hour to knit and create the played of attack by behind Luis Suárez, that is the one who fixed the defences.
When Argentinian and Uruguayan are smart to form trident of attack with Griezmann, the most likely is that the French star have to happen to a band. It is not a pure extreme, but in the Real Sociedad already acted in the wings and could surrender wonderfully if it goes exchanging positions with his two mates of trident. Of course, Valverde will give freedom to his three 'cracks' to the hour to move , but does not want that they disturb .
The pressure after loss, basic so that all work
It exists the risk to accumulate a big presence of players in the centre of the attack, just to the edge of the area. This would subtract depth to the Barcelona team by the bands, although it would free a lot of space for the rises of Nélson Semedo and Jordi Alba to the hour to plant centres and passes to the interior of the area. Simultaneously, the team would remain split in two and would suffer more in the contragolpes if the men of the half field are not attentive in the pressure.
The summary is that, so that Griezmann lace to perfection in the ecosystem of game of the FC Barcelona and the team go back to be a compacter, so much the French like his mates will have to give 100% in works of containment and recovery of balloon after loss. Like this no only it would improve the attack culé -when taking desprovistas to the defences-, but besides would turn off a lot of fires in defence.
Luckily, Griezmann is a footballer accustomed to this type of works, curtido in defence after his campaigns under the control of Simeone. It play in the position that play, if presiona after loss and the rest of the team accompanies him, the Frenchman will have a lot of livestock to surrender to good level in the Barça.