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The changes that Ronald Koeman plans for the double pivot

Published:5/11/2020 - 22:22h

Updated:6/11/2020 - 02:16h

The FC Barcelona did, against the Dinamo of Kiev, the worst party of the season with difference. Ronald Koeman will do changes in the team and especially in the double pivote

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The FC Barcelona has initiated the season exhibiting a good level of football although the results do not accompany. However, against the Dinamo of Kiev, the culés had a reverse dynamics: they won in spite of making a chaotic party, especially by the defensive eases that conceded. Ronald Koeman, a brave technician, will carry out changes of face to the party of the Saturday against the Real Betis.

The most important will arrive in the double pivote, after the disappointing performance that offered the couple formed by Sergio Busquets and Miralem Pjanic in front of the Dinamo of Kiev. Neither the Catalan neither the bosnio gave the size against a team plagado of acting and juvenile and, as it could not be of another form, any of the two finish the party after his discreet performance.

Neither it played at all very Frenkie of Jong, although with excuse: it played like central defence, something to what is not accustomed. The Dutch showed that it can be a resource of acceptable emergency in the axis of the defence when there are not more options, but no a bet that have to have continuity. It is thus that, this Saturday against the Real Betis, the one of Arkel will go back to the double pivote, of where never had to go out.

The one of Frenkie of Jong will be the main novelty of Ronald Koeman to play against the Real Betis and the international 'orange' will not have excuse this time. More interrogantes awake his hypothetical companion, that always is used to to be or Sergio Busquets or Miralem Pjanic but, after the poor performance of both against the Dinamo of Kiev, could have some surprise in the eleven of the FC Barcelona.

Riqui Puig, Aleñá or Sergi Roberto, the options

With Frenkie of Jong like only player with the practically ensured place, touches to analyse possible alternative if Ronald Koeman decides to do without Sergio Busquets or Miralem Pjanic. The most likely is the one who already tested against the own Dinamo of Kiev: advance the position of Sergi Roberto. The one of Reus played in his natural position during the second time and could have continuity, this time in the eleven headline.

But Ronald Koeman also has two options, in this case more risked by his profiles of game more offensive: the first is the one of Carles Aleñá, that played some minutes against the Dinamo of Kiev and that would contribute freshness in the medullary; the another option would be Riqui Puig, that would see more limited playing like pivote for having more defensive obligations that would not allow him descolgarse in attack.

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