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OPTIMISM: This is the great team Barça has despite Messi's goodbye

Published:7/08/2021 - 01:04h

Updated:7/08/2021 - 11:55h

Although it is true that it is very difficult to know for sure what Barça will be like post Messi, Koeman has players with a lot of quality to form a competitive team

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The new FC Barcelona already has begun. The 'post-Messi', by very impesable that it was, has turned into a reality and Ronald Koeman will have to find the ideal formula so that his team, with the new reinforcements, go back to be competitive. The absence of the Argentinian is a varapalo fuertísimo for the culés, but will have to follow 'rowing' without his maximum star and historical reference in the staff.

The divorce Messi-Barça leaves a big gap, yes, because 'The Flea' was the extra engine of the culés in the field. When he changed the speed, the team changed. It was pure magic and is something dificilísimo to surpass. The good news is that Koeman has a few pieces in his changing room very talentosas and that they can give the size. Like this then , it will be able to configure a very competitive alignment with which will be able to convert to the combined Barcelona in the competitive team that Joan Laporta so much dreams.

Likely alignment of the Barça 'post-Messi'

  • XI of the FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Eric García, Hammered, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Of Jong, Pedri; Griezmann, Agüero and Depay.

To begin, in the goal will be, except surprises, Marc-André ter Stegen, the one who still is recovering of his last intervention quirúrjica, but is a 'fixed' for Koeman and when it was available, will play. In the last years, the German has turned into the 'angel guardian' of the Barcelona under the three sticks, being key in the majority of the parties. As 'replacement' will have to Net and even Iñaki Crag, guardameta of the filial.

Now, considering that the '4-3-3' will be the drawing by which Koeman will bet in the Barça, the defensive line headline can be composed by Eric García and Gerard Hammered in the axis, whereas Sergiño Dest would split by the right and Jordi Alba in the left band. The Dutch, besides, can do variations those that times want to. To the central 'fixed' can replace them Ronald Araújo, Òscar Mingueza or Clément Lenglet, with the option of Samuel Umtiti, that is practically descartado. In the right band, Emerson Royal and Sergi Roberto would serve of replacements for the nortamericano, that to his time would be the 'second option' in case that Jordi Alba was not available for some party.

Following with the approach culé, the medullary would be a reply of the past season, with Sergio Busquets, Frenkie of Jong and Pedri González adueñados of the centre of the field. 'Busi', new captain culé, would play like mediocentro pure, in a more retarded position, whereas Of Jong and Pedri launched more to the offensive works like interiors. For this sector of the field, Koeman also has the alternative of Riqui Puig and the canteranos that are shining in the pre-season, that could reinforce to the first team. Pjanic Is descartado, almost completely.

An offensive without Leo Messi

In the line of attack is where Koeman has more options. The most likely is that, to less in the beginning of season, the Dutch bet by Antoine Griezmann by the right and Memphis Depay in the izquierdto, whereas Sergio Agüero would play in the centre. To this, it is necessary to add them the variations: with Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé, Ansu Fati and Martin Braithwaite smart for also see action with the culés.

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