Nélson Semedo, during a warming with FC Barcelona

VALVERDE IS NOT CONVINCED

Semedo generates doubts in the right side of Barça's defense

Published:6/09/2019 - 11:29h

Updated:6/09/2019 - 11:29h

Ernesto Valverde isn't convinced yet of Nélson Semedo like an important player in the XI. The Portuguese didn't play well in El Sadar, and the 'Txingurri' relieved him for Sergi Roberto

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This summer, Nélson Semedo was near to abandon the FC Barcelona to be indisputable headline in another big team of Europe. It sounded with a lot of strength the Athletic of Madrid, but at the end the Barça convinced to the player to remain and, after some conversations with Ernesto Valverde, the 'Txingurri' decided to bet by the carrilero Portuguese like right side title.

Sergi Roberto became repositioned to positions of the centre of the field -his natural habitat- and everything seemed solved with the promotion of Moussa Wagué like natural substitute of Semedo in the side. After the party of does a week in Pamplona, however, have arisen some doubts. The Portuguese was substituted to the rest after they had seen him the sewings in the first time, and Valverde went back to use to Roberto like carrilero.

The FC Barcelona needed to trace back an adverse marker, and the 'Txingurri' thought that would go him better with Sergi Roberto in the defence and a man more in the centre of the field, being able to generate like this superiorities with balloon when can go up more his position the canterano Barcelona. The formula went out more or less well, since the Barça attained to trace back and planted 1-2 in the marker, before an individual error of Hammered caused a penalti against.

In this sense, arises the doubt of if Semedo is really the right-handed side headline that needs the FC Barcelona or if, by the contrary, can be a hándicap to defensive level for the team. His style of offensive game is seemed to the of Dani Alves, but there is split in which it costs him a lot of be a reliable bolt in the right band, being surpassed with too much ease.

Nélson Semedo, with an opportunity of gold

Valverde Will follow trusting he, but if performances like the one of the Saturday in The Sadar repeat with frequency, will not shiver him the hand to the hour to reposition to Sergi Roberto as 'patch' in the right-handed side and, like this, have at least more possession of balloon although the team follow suffering in defence.

Semedo, by his part, has this season 2019-20 the opportunity of gold to strengthen at last in the eleven headline of the FC Barcelona. It will not be able to do it if it chains more performances like the one of The Sadar, but has the qualities and the necessary potential to triumph and step forward. It will depend on he and, partly, of the collective performance of the Barça in the next months.

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