EXAMINATION TO SEVERAL PLAYERS CULÉS
Some 'holy cows' will have to step advance if they want this Champions
Published:3/08/2020 - 10:54h
Updated:3/08/2020 - 13:03h
Some indispensable pieces of the FC Barcelona did not give the size in the disasters of Rome and Anfield. This time, will have to put the batteries if they want to win the Champions League 2019-20
The FC Barcelona faces a month of atypical August in which will have the opportunity to fix a season 2019-20 that, for the moment, is saldando with zero titles for the arks culés. Deleted in semifinals of the Supercopa of Spain in front of the Athletic, in chambers of Glass of the King against the Athletic and with LaLiga stray to hands of the Real Madrid, the Barça holds on to the Champions League with so much illusion like despair.
To go escalando rounds in the European tournament, the culés will need that his more important players are to the maximum level of performance and that do not repeat situations like which lived in Rome and Anfield, with two eliminations bochornosas fruit of the excess of confidence. The Barça seems to have learnt the lesson, and in favour of the culés plays the fact that from quarter-finals will not have gone and turn, but the eliminatory will play to only party.
This will do that all the staff was concentrated to 100%, and that the effort was permanent along the ninety minutes (or more, if there is extention) with such to advance rounds and arrive until the final of Lisbon. In the two last years, to the Barça escaped him of the hands the League of Champions to base of traced back historical of Rome (3-0) and Liverpool (4-0).
In both parties, the Barça sinned of the same errors and signalled also to the same players. Three of them are Luis Suárez, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba. The first, by not marking out of house in League of Champions from 2016, although the true is that the past campaign generated the goal of the Barça in Old Trafford in front of the Manchester United and, this same course, fraguó one of the targets in front of the Slavia of Prague to domicile.
The culprits of the 'defensive shipwreck'
Regarding Busquets and Jordi Alba, the criticisms have not come by concrete statistics, but by the feeling of fatigue, slowness and deconcentration that transmitted in both parties. The Barça suffered sieges in Rome and Anfield by the band of Jordi Alba (although also by the one of Semedo), whereas Busquets did not go in any of the two stages the 'octopus' to the that has us accustomed.
Freed Leo Messi, Ter Stegen and Gerard Hammered of the criticisms by his good performance along the last years, these three players yes have showed more altibajos in his performance. In this sense, is possible that good part of the options of success of the FC Barcelona in this Champions League go through they, although this campaign there are other players like Griezmann, Of Jong or Ansu Fati that they could finish being decisive.