THE DUTCH DELIVERS CHEVRONS
Koeman has two new key players for his project
Published:27/09/2020 - 20:51h
Updated:27/09/2020 - 20:54h
Ronald Koeman, new trainer of the FC Barcelona, has left clear in his first official alignment that there are two players that will become capitals
Ronald Koeman did not surprise too much in his first eleven official to confront to the Villarreal of Unai Emery. The Dutch trainer repeated the eleven of Joan Gamper against the Elche, having players that already were important for Ernesto Valverde and for Quique Setién and also giving prominence to others that did not have it in previous seasons.
Neither the goal, neither the defence neither the double pivote had significant changes in the first eleven of Ronald Koeman. Net was to title for suplir to the lesionado Marc-André ter Stegen and the line of four in defence formed it the same that they already were usual with the two technicians of the past season: Sergi Roberto, Gerard Hammered, Clément Lenglet and Jordi Alba.
Ansu Fati, player of present and future
In the centre of the field began to see novelties. No regarding names, but regarding his disposal in shape of double pivote. Again, Ronald Koeman left clear that Frenkie of Jong will be the compass and the engine of his centre of the field whereas Sergio Busquets will cover him the backs. All this without taking into account the hard competition that will add of men like Miralem Pjanic, Carles Aleñá or the readmitido Riqui Puig.
But the big novelties arrive in the line of the mediapunta in which, for the first time, will see to an Ansu Fati with chevrons and with the poster to title. The past season, Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setién only gave him ball to the bissauguineano in parties little transcendental or when there were several injuries in the forward. Nevertheless, the extreme youngster, that already is international absolute with Spain, will turn into one of the key players of Ronald Koeman.
But Ansu Fati is not the only benefited by the arrival of the Dutch technician. Philippe Coutinho, repudiated and yielded to the Bayern of Munich the past season, was demanded by Ronald Koeman to turn into an important player and the true is that the carioca is paying his confidence with a very good level during the pre-season. In his new position by behind the tip, the Brazilian begins to shine and also was to title in the first eleven official of the season. Antoine Griezmann and Leo Messi completed the eleven.
Coutinho, with win to show in the Camp Nou
Players that have to win in importance
Ronald Koeman bet by the eleven logical in his official debut with the FC Barcelona, but there are several players called to be important. As we already have commented, it expects a lot of leadership by part of Miralem Pjanic in the centre of the field, whereas in the leading can grow a lot the figures of Ousmane Dembélé and Francisco Trincao. Waiting for arrivals like the one of Sergiño Dest or Eric García, the new trainer already outlines his eleven.