TRIPPING WITH THE SAME STONE
Barça repeats with Griezmann the same mistake as with Coutinho
Published:16/10/2019 - 17:54h
Updated:16/10/2019 - 17:54h
FC Barcelona found that Coutinho, one of the best players in the world, did not adapt to the team. Now, with Griezmann, the same thing is going to happen
In January of 2018, the FC Barcelona closed the signing of Philippe Coutinho, one of the best players of the planet, in return of the payment of 120 million euros in the Liverpool. In England, the Brazilian had triumphed like mediapunta with full freedom of movements, with a capacity goleadora, of desborde and of last pass that ilusionaba to the barcelonismo.
The technical office culé chose him like relief generacional of Andrés Iniesta and here began the error. Coutinho, accustomed to play in a team that played for him and that freed him of the dark tasks, was repositioned of interior, with the obligation to deploy defensivamente, but did not work: with him, the team split .
It was then when Ernesto Valverde looked for him receive in the left extreme, but the remedy finish being worse that the illness and, in front of his low performance, finish yielded in the Bayern of Munich where, by the way, is playing to a big level. How no, of mediapunta, where played in the Liverpool and where turned into one of the best. In the Camp Nou, never played in his natural position.
The Barça had bought a Ferrari for surcar the dunes of the desert and logically did not work him. Coutinho Is good in the his, but him fichó to reconvert him to other positions. The worst of everything is that it seems that the sportive direction did not consider that here it was born the problem and now goes way to trip again, and with other 120 million euros of by half, with the same stone.
A stone called Antoine Griezmann and that, in spite of that in the Real Sociedad played like extreme, consolidated like one of the best, so much in France as in the Athletic of Madrid, playing with freedom in the mediapunta. Again, in the FC Barcelona have opted for reconverting him and plant him in the left band where, in spite of his three goals, his influence in the game is a lot lower.
The thing changes a lot when it plays with France, with a lot of more freedom and in a position centred, and his level logically is a lot greater. The journalist Albert Ortega (@AlbertOrtegaES1) published in his Twitter two maps of heat that evidencian the differences of the position that Griezmann occupies in one and another place. Of course, with the 'bleus' plays to a higher level and maybe the problem avenges by here.
The map of heat of Griezmann with France and the Barça
Antoine Griezmann with the France of Didier Deschamps (image 1) and Antoine Griezmann with the Barça of Ernesto Valverde (image 2). pic.twitter.com/fggzsamzb2— Albert Ortega (@AlbertOrtegaES1) October 14, 2019