Ronald Koeman during a training of pre-season / Source: @FCBarcelona_is


Koeman 'takes out' his board: How can he configure the Barça trident?

Published:25/07/2021 - 22:05h

Updated:26/07/2021 - 01:02h

The trainer of the Barça, Koeman, has a complicated task of face to the season 21/22: configure a trident with players that have profiles very similar

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The FC Barcelona 2021-2022 is under construction and Ronald Koeman is at the top looking for the ideal formulas to achieve the best version of the team; defensive and ofensivamente. They were a lot of the errors that the Barcelona picture committed the past course and the Dutch is forced to learn of his fail (and the ones of his players) to form the competitive team and winner that expects all the barcelonismo. In this year it does not serve the 'excuse' of the year of transition and the requirement, as always, will be maximum.

Unlike the past course, to Koeman have him 'pleased' with several signings that, to fault that it resolve the subject of his registration in the staff, reinforce zones of the field that already were 'sensitive' previously. Now, in the forward, for example, the one of Zaandam has a lot of pieces for his approach, but everything aims to that they will be three the indisputable players for the Barça in the attack, at least in the beginning of LaLiga Santander.

Memphis Depay, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are called to lead the offensive of the Barcelona, with the uncertainty of the future of the French, to the one who the Barça wants to sell to free the mass salarial and, between other things, achieve the registration of his others two mates (and the rest of signings). Like this then , leaving to a side what argues in the offices of the Camp Nou, Koeman tiene to the three pointed footballers to be headlines, going back to the 'classical' 4-3-3 in the approach.

They are, obviously, three players with a lot of quality and with goal in his boots, but have a point in common, very marked, that can be a weapon of double edge for the Barça: they play and they associate inside, seeding the doubt of if, instead of shining like the new trident 'star' Barcelona, will finish entorpeciéndose between himself inside the field.

Already in the past course was more than notorious that Griezmann and Messi did not combine when the Barça played with 4-3-3, something that changed with the 'revolution' tactical of the Dutch trainer when happening to the system 3-5-2 with which the Barcelona gave a jump of quality largely of the 2021 and were near to carry the doublet. 'The Flea' and the French were the big protagonists, with the offensive power of Sergiño Dest and Jordi Alba playing practically like extremes because they were backed by the defensive line of three.

The true is that with this approach, both forwards formed a pair that in a lot of parties was lethal and that seated in a lot of parties to Ousmane Dembélé in the bench, surpassed by Griezmann. Instead, having three forwards 'fixed' will limit , of some way, the participation of the sides in the offensive. They are points that, without place to doubts, Koeman has to be studying of face to the start suspender belt.

On the other hand, if something was resaltante in the past season was the paper and desborde that had players like Ansu Fati (before his injury) and Dembélé in several stretches of the season (reason by which the Barça wants to renew him). Both gave a lot of freshness to the approach by his big skill to generate superiority and attack the spaces of the sides. However, for the moment both are lesionados and Koeman does not have they.

Decisions for taking

In the party in front of the Girona, the Dutch trainer gave a proof of what could be the paper of Memphis in the Barça. The ex of the Lyon played like false reference and afterwards fell in the band, always playing inside ('will bump' with Leo Messi?). So the most likely is that it was Depay the one who play by the left band (his profile can take advantage of it Jordi Alba), whereas Leo Messi can play by the right, although the Argentinian always goes changing of position (and of role) during the parties.

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