THEY HAVE RECOVERED THE LEVEL
The big beneficiaries of the Quique Setién system
Published:11/02/2020 - 15:23h
Updated:11/02/2020 - 15:23h
The arrival of Quique Setién on the bench of FC Barcelona has meant a change in the methodology of the game. Some players have benefited from it
At the beginning of this month of January, Quique Setién relieved to Ernesto Valverde in the bench of the FC Barcelona. Unlike the extremeño, that is a technician of club that adapts to the footballers that has, the Cantabrian is a trainer of firm convictions that pretends to implant his style and his stamp to each team in which it goes. Of course, also it is it trying in the Barça.
From his arrival, Setién has experienced with several systems of game, betting for testing to some players out of his usual role or offering him to other more leadership of the that had with Valverde. Of course, there are players that have benefited by the arrival of Setién, with Sergio Busquets like the most evident case of the staff.
The mediocentro of Badia seemed to be out of sorts during the last three seasons but, in the last parties, has achieved recobrar his best level. Setién Has advanced the lines of pressure, something that has done that Busquets have to run fewer metres to retreat and have less field to cover. Something that translates in a cooler player and freed to organise the game without so much wear.
Another of the players that has obtained prominence is Nélson Semedo. With Valverde in the bench, the luso had opportunities but was not usual headline but, in the last weeks, has won the place in the right side in front of a Setién that trusts he and that has advanced the position of Sergi Roberto. Now, the luso seems to have done definitively with the right band.
Those that have a big opportunity to improve
Precisely one of which has an opportunity of gold for relanzar his situation is the own Sergi Roberto. In the last seasons, the Catalan has played like side derech, a position that is far to be the one who was used to to occupy. However, Setién is betting by him in places more advanced, like midfield player of right band. For the moment, the one of Reus has not shined, but expects that it improve his provision.
Another evident case is the one of Antoine Griezmann. With Valverde, the French was enquistado in the left band, a position in which it lost all the danger that could have. With Setién, after the injury of Luis Suárez, has gone back to centre his position, although for the moment it follows without finding his best feelings. Be more near of the goal would have to favour him, by what expects that it take advantage of these circumstances.