EXHIBITION OF THE CULÉS AGAINST MADRID
The best Barça arrived when they finally sent their midfield
Published:16/01/2023 - 09:20h
Updated:16/01/2023 - 14:53h
Although not all games can be considered and played the same, Xavi seems to have found a solution to Barça's lack of forcefulness in attack.
There are decisions that can change the course of a life, of a team and also of a sportive project. Xavi Hernández decided to bet this season for changing his traditional diagram of 4-3-3 and use to four mediocampistas pure in the eleven headline with the intention to dominate even more the centre of the field during the party, especially with the absence of a third forward in a big moment.
Raphinha Was losing the consideration of the technician, to the equal that Ferran Torres, and Ansu still is not near of his best version futbolística, although yes in his physicist. In front of this the trainer thought in adding to Frenkie of Jong to the 'triangulo' that form Busquets, Pedri and Gavi, knowing that although it did not give him resulted of immediate way could be a very useful alternative.
In first instance used to the Canarian like this 'false' extreme by the left, something that noticed a bit complicated for the footballer formed in the UD The Palms. However, Xavi did not surrender and for this 2023 wanted to insist with the same idea and already in the Metropolitan allowed him carry the 3 points in front of the Athletic in spite of have not been able to deploy his best football.
Now yes it won the possession and the movement
All the contrary sucedió this Sunday in the King Fahd Stadium of Saudi Arabia. The technician of the Barça understood the weak points of the Real Madrid, especially in his midfield and in his sides, and took advantage of to attack them from the first minute. It opted again by four mediocampistas, but now Gavi was the attendant to throw by the left band and 'rack' one and again to a Dani Carvajal that went back to ask on purpose a signing of Florentino for this sector of the field.
The midfield player of 18 years was deep, repetitive and precise overcoat. Two assistances and a goal of the canterano was the result of the approach of Xavi, one that Ancelotti also facilitated when using to Modric and Kroos for presionar the possession of the Barça during all the first time. Busquets was devoted almost exclusively to create game and Of Jong was the perfect partner for the two 'jewels' to the hour to culminate each attack.
The best sample that all worked was that the own Xavi explained after the party that "am very satisfied because to me likes me a lot the how. It is evident that conditions us win, because but do not have confidence". The technician of the Barça added that "we have not lost balls and the midfield players have understood it very well. We have to played better, but am happy by the players because they have received a lot of unfair criticisms and a lot of players have freed ".