THE TWO ARE PLAYING AT GREAT LEVEL
Rakitic and De Jong, infallible: 94% correct in passes in the last 3 games
Published:8/12/2019 - 18:15h
Updated:8/12/2019 - 18:15h
Ivan Rakitic and Frenkie de Jong are playing at a high level lately and are being key to the improvement of Barça. Both are passing the ball with extraordinary success and demonstrate to understand each other better in the center of the field
The FC Barcelona had improved ostensiblemente these last two weeks and has confirmed this improvement with a partidazo against the Mallorca. The team barcelonista completed his best performance in what it goes of season and made a big meeting against the mallorquinistas. The final result was a 5-2 that they could have been six or seven if it Reigns had not been so hit for the Mallorca.
Leo Messi led the victory with an incredible 'hat-trick' and a performance more for the memory, but the '10' at last left to be alone and received the support of all his mates. Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suárez, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets... All in the Barça played to good level and that is definitely the best news of the party. But, besides that, also it confirmed that the Barcelona group every time carbura better with the centre of the field that formed against the Balearic.
Busquets, Frenkie of Jong and Ivan Rakitic conjuntaron well and showed that with this midfield the Barcelona can begin to build something important. The Catalan was not against the Athletic of Madrid, but yes were the Dutch and the Croat, that every time conjuntan better. They are footballers so distinct that complement almost better of what had done it up to now Arthur and the typical of Jong.
The last three meetings of the ex sevillista and of the ex 'ajacied' have been very good and show it, in addition to the feelings, the statistics. Between the three last crashes of the Barça against Borussia Dortmund, Athletic and Mallorca, the percentage of tarpaulin in the pass of both reaches 94%. A figure of crazy taking into account that between both have given 381 between all these parties. Of all they, only failed in 23.
Rakitic Gives him more stability to the centre of the field
The centre of the field of the Barça needed stability and seems that between both have given it to him at last. Arthur had to be the attendant to direct the game culé beside the Dutch and to Busquets, but the Brazilian does not finish to be all the regulate that it would have to. With him in the field, the Barcelona is not so reliable as it is being it with Rakitic, that, although it is less imaginative, also is more sobrio and works more for the team.
With the Balkan in the terrain of game, Of Jong has more freedom to add to the attack and break lines of pressure with his powerful driving. Against the Mallorca did it in several occasions and in one of them arrived the golazo of heel of Luis Suárez. In another, the Dutch left only to Griezmann in front of Reina, but the French did not hit in the definition. Rakitic Is more intelligent and hard-working that Arthur that, with balloon is extraordinary, but that without him still has work by in front. Precisely therefore, it seems that Of Jong appreciates more have to his side to the Croatian. Valverde Will have to be the one who decide if give him continuity to this centre of the field or follow experiencing with the Brazilian or with Arturo Vidal, that follows asking minutes to cries.