ATTACK IDEAS LACK
The 'Messi dependence' remains alarming for Barça
Published:18/08/2019 - 17:22h
Updated:18/08/2019 - 17:22h
Despite the signing of Antoine Griezmann, FC Barcelona continues to show that it has a too large dependence around the figure of Leo Messi
The première suspender belt of the FC Barcelona in Saint Mamés against the Athletic Club gives to concern . Maybe, no so much by the three points that lost in Bilbao -that, with the victory of the Real Madrid in Balaídos, the culés situate three points underneath in the fight by LaLiga- but by the feelings that transmitted the team.
The FC Barcelona began the asleep party, with defensive problems to the back caused by the speed of Iñaki Williams. But, the worst of everything, went the little capacity that had the group of Ernesto Valverde to generate danger in the zone of creation. The fault of ideas of half of the field upwards have to generate more worry that the three points that lost .
Frenkie Of Jong was an island in the exit of balloon from backwards, since his society with Sergi Roberto and Carles Aleñá did not work as yes it had done it in Naples. With the entrance of Ivan Rakitic, the team won in control, but followed without generating danger. Besides, the trident formed by Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé hardly upset to Iago Herrerín.
Luis Suárez litigated but only could mark in an action in which the Athletic Club gave him the balloon; Ousmane Dembélé was totally disappeared by the right band and Antoine Griezmann showed descolocado and without being able to go in at stake. Too many fires to turn off in front of the absence of Leo Messi, that went back to notice too much.
Without the Argentinian, the FC Barcelona showed a mediocre and little incisive football, something that does not understand if we see name by name the footballers that formed the eleven initial. With the '10' in the field, the ideas flow much better and the team works, but the blackout that the Barça suffered in Saint Mamés is inexplicable, taking into account the individual quality of the players.
The hope of a team under construction
Again, Ernesto Valverde was one of the big signalled by the defeat, in front of a bloated that will not allow more errors of the Txingurri. The hope of the barcelonismo resides in that the team is under construction and that the new pieces have to join up to base of time and parties to the new system of game. Leo Messi is not eternal, sometimes lesiona and will arrive a day in which it leave . And this day can not see to a team desestructurado like the one of the past Friday.