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The best position for Leo Messi in Ronald Koeman's 4-2-3-1

Published:14/09/2020 - 23:57h

Updated:15/09/2020 - 02:50h

After the serial veraniego, Leo Messi will be the leader of the FC Barcelona of Ronald Koeman. In a 4-2-3-1, the Argentinian has several possibilities

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During variso days, Leo Messi generated a tremenda uncertainty about his confeso wish to leave of the FC Barcelona. However, the férrea posture of the Catalan club and the few win of the Argentinian forward for going to trial against the team of his life did that finally it remained to follow leading to the Barcelona in the new sportive project of Ronald Koeman.

The Dutch technician seems totally decided to break with the usual 4-3-3 employee during lustros in the FC Barcelona to do a decided bet by a system of game based in the 4-2-3-1 that so good results gave him in the Dutch selection. A system in which Leo Messi will have to find his position since they exist several distinct options.

The first is the one who saw in the first time of the party against the Gimnàstic of Tarragona: splitting like right extreme but with full freedom to move by any corner of the field in which it wish to appear. It treats of a position resembled the one who Leo Messi already has assigned from does years, in which it has showed that has tremendo potential but that, on the other hand, can desequilibrar this 4-2-3-1 that needs extreme very decided.

It is thus that is not at all descartable that the Argentinian centre his position to play of stick, like mediapunta by in front of the double pivote and by behind the leading centre. It would be the position that could give him greater leadership in the game and maybe the one who would adapt better to his characteristics, although the 'overbooking' of players in said position do more likely to see to Leo Messi in another role.

Go back to the false '9', a big alternative

Leo Messi is the player that has more goal no only in the staff of the FC Barcelona, but in the world. By what without Luis Suárez, that does not explain for Ronald Koeman, the new Barcelona trainer could bet for advancing the position of the Argentinian -that in the last seasons has gone moving away of the area to participate more in the preparation of the game- to turn into it leading centre.

In this case, the '10' would receive always the balloon more near of the goal, with more options to mark, and supliendo the potential goleador of his fellow Uruguayan. Leo Messi would not advance his position to be a '9' pure, but would have a similar role to the that had with Pep Guardiola, with freedom of movements so that other players with goal like Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé or Ansu Fati could go in to the finish.

In this way, to his 33 years, Leo Messi would suffer less wear because it would run fewer metres and would have to visit less distance to throw to door. The '10' would become a '9' and the FC Barcelona could leave to have the need imperiosa to bring to a leading centre of urgent form. Maybe, situate to Leo Messi like man more advanced was the best solution so much for him as for the team.

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