DOUBTS OF THE EX OF BARÇA AND MADRID
Schuster: "Leo Messi worries me, I don't know if he is clear about his role"
Published:5/10/2020 - 16:09h
Updated:6/10/2020 - 15:53h
Bernd Schuster, a former Madrid or Barça player, spoke on the radio about FC Barcelona. The German showed certain doubts about the role that Leo Messi is having in Koeman's Barça team
Leo Messi did not have his best night this past Sunday against the Seville. The Argentinian repeated as 'false 9' in the 4-2-3-1 of Ronald Koeman, but played more as midfield player that like forward. It saw him go down a lot to receive, but had little incidence in the game of the Barça and did not stand out especially. In spite of everything, was decisive with the genial pass that gave him to Jordi Alba and that propició the goal of Philippe Coutinho.
Nevertheless, further of this pre-assistance, the rosarino did not do many more things to put in aprietos to Bounou, archer sevillista. It starred, this yes, the played more controversy of the meeting with an attempt of cut on Diego Carlos in the area of the Andalusians that finish with him in the floor. The central launched to the floor and touched the ball with the tip of the boot to avoid that it followed, but to continuation gave the feeling that it stepped to the Argentinian. An interpretable action that the referee did not see and that the VAR did not contemplate like illegal.
Messi is not of the all fine
After a so poor party, taking into account always the standards in which it plays Leo, there is the one who is speaking on the paper that is having the '10' in this Barça of Koeman. Bernd Schuster, ex midfield player of the Real Madrid, of the Barcelona and of the Athletic of Madrid, left clear in an intervention in 'Wave Zero' that is not at all convinced with the role that has the captain culé.
"It has me concerned Messi, do not know if has clear his paper in this Barça", commented the German, referring to if the forward is understanding what looks for his trainer of him as 'false 9'. The true is that, theoretically, plant in this place to the last Balloon of Gold is not to have a reference and that he have more freedom to move by all the front of attack. The problem is that, in front of the Seville, the one of Rosario went down too much to receive, by what the Catalans played without tip.
The ex technician of Getafe or Madrid explained something more his point of view and recognised that it does not see to Leo as 'false tip'. "It has changed the system, the players, has changed everything. The strong of Messi is to arrive from second line and now can not do it because it does not have this tip of reference that was Luis Suárez. He now is the 'false leading', but goes to other zones of the midfield and the centre remains empty, there is not anybody", affirmed.
It praised to Araújo and the defensive improvement of the Barça with Koeman
On the other hand, Schuster praised the big party of Ronald Araújo, that was to title by the sanctioned Clément Lenglet, and in passing elogió also the defensive improvement of the Barcelona with the arrival of Koeman. "It has been dared and has liked me a lot of. It is not easy to play with Hammered at the side, but to this boy comes him very well the system of Koeman because it defends much better and works more in defence. The central of the big teams are much more comfortable when there are more helps", finalised.