Messi, better with Suárez in the field


Messi loses influence like false '9': the turn of Luis Suárez, basic

Published:6/12/2018 - 22:33h

Updated:7/12/2018 - 02:08h

The injury of Luis Suárez has forced to Ernesto Valverde to desdibujar his diagram of usual game and to plant to Leo Messi like false '9', a position in which it shined in the past but that subtracts him influence in the actuality

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The injury of Luis Suárez opened a new stage for Ernesto Valverde, that had to reorganise to the team so that ofensivamente noticed the less possible the drop of the ariete Uruguayan. The logic invited to think in a change of player by player, in which Munir the Haddadi played in the place of leading centre and the other remained as it was.

Nevertheless, they appeared some variables that changed this premise of man by man: the explosion of Ousmane Dembélé and of Malcom. The performance of both conditioned the alignment and the decision of Ernesto Valverde was the one to situate to the French in the right and to Malcom like revulsivo of Philippe Coutinho in the left.

All this displaced to Leo Messi to the position of false '9', a familiar role for the Argentinian star -played like false forward practically in all the years of Pep Guardiola in the bench of the Camp Nou- but that in the actuality subtracts him leadership. In fact, the two parties in which it has played in this position have been in which less it has participated in the present course.

In front of the PSV Eindhoven participated in 88 actions, whereas in front of the Villarreal did it in 68. Two parties in which it appeared much less of the usual. Even it fits to stand out that, against the 'yellow submarine', almost did not step the area in any moment of the party. The Argentinian saw his leadership mermado in this position.

Luis Suárez, key to see to the best Messi

Maybe Luis Suárez was being something intermittent in his performance of the present season -it is necessary to remember that had annoyances in the knee that are being treated- but what can not deny is that it keeps on being the best ally of Leo Messi on the terrain of game, and no only because both understand to perfection inside and out of the terrains of game.

Luis Suárez is the footballer that commissions to fix to the central and 'litigate' with them during all the party. The ariete Uruguayan allows, to his time, that Leo Messi have more freedom playing by behind the defensive line, without finding bottled in the central zone with the excessive presence of markers. The turn of the forward of Jump is basic to see to the best Messi.

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