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The change that has turned Arthur into an SUV

Published:12/10/2019 - 12:35h

Updated:12/10/2019 - 12:35h

Arthur Melo has taken a step forward this season to become a fixture within Ernesto Valverde's schemes. Your change has been key

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Arthur Melo arrived to the FC Barcelona in summer of 2018 like one of the footballers of 'profile Xavi Hernández' that they could help to the Barcelona team to keep the bet by a style of possession from a centre of the creative field. The Brazilian began marvelling by his talent, but did not finish to win a place like fixed and, when it was headline, finish always substituted.

From the club and the technical body, asked him a step forward to the Brazilian. The talent always had it, but this season has experienced a metamorphosis that no only has done that it leave to be an usual of the replacements, but also that his place in the eleven headline was a fixed bet of the Txingurri split after party.

The most important change that has carried to Arthur to turn into an indisputable in the medullary beside Frenkie of Jong​ and by in front of intocables of past seasons like Sergio Busquets or Ivan Rakitic has been the physicist. The preparation of the Brazilian midfield player has been much more intense and productive, also more adapted to a football of elite like the European.

Arthur arrived from Brazil endorsed by his enormous technical quality, but also very accustomed to the style of Brazilian game, much less demanding physically and in which have talent does to stand out more. When arriving to the Barça, Arthur did not take in marvelling by his qualities, but also left to the discovered that physically it was underneath of what is necessary to triumph.

Arthur of the present is much stronger physically, and covers much more field due to the fact that it has increased his resistance. The Brazilian has been disciplined and has not done deaf hearings to what asked him . Logically, the reward has fallen in shape to turn into a key footballer in the team. it is playing It All and to an upper level to the of the past campaign.

Arthur more offensive

Arthur arrived of Brazil like a mediocentro positional, but in the Camp Nou had him reserved the role of interior, that requires also that the midfield player incorporate to the attack. His physical improvement has influenced also in his capacity to cover more field and now is more usual to see him merodear the rival area. In fact, already it carries two goals this course.

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