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Ronald Koeman's failed experiment against Osasuna

Published:30/11/2020 - 00:39h

Updated:30/11/2020 - 00:39h

Ronald Koeman bet by a very offensive alignment with Pedri in the double pivote. However, the Canarian was uncomfortable in this new demarcation

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After the defeat against the Athletic of Madrid, Ronald Koeman had clear that could not leave escape the three points home against Osasuna. It is thus that the Dutch technician bet by, maybe, the one who have been the most offensive alignment since it is trainer culé: doing without players of destruction and betting by six fully offensive footballers of the centre of the field in up, of the same way that the sides.

One of the big surprises that offered us Ronald Koeman in the alignment was the presence of Pedri González​ in a new position: the one of mediocentro. The grancanario is used to to play or like mediapunta by the centre -that it is the position in which it has given more level- as in any one of the two sides, preferably by the left to be able to throw diagonals.

But, in this occasion, Ronald Koeman situated it beside Frenkie of Jong in the double pivote, something that surprised by not having to any specific player of containment like Sergio Busquets. Lamentably, the experiment to bet by Pedri González like mediocentro did not go out too well: the Canarian showed quite uncomfortable and lost in a role that still had not developed.

Like pivote, the Canarian was quite desubicado, losing some dangerous balloon and without too much consistency in the repliegue. Besides, playing in a so retarded position, lost this dangerousness that is used to to have when it is near of the area and can surprise with some dribbling or some dangerous pass. The experiment of Ronald Koeman with his boy of gold did not finish to work and, maybe, remained clear that Pedri has to play further up.

It preferred it before that Riqui Puig or Aleñá

The confidence of Ronald Koeman in the figure of Pedri González is total until the point that the Dutch technician preferred desubicar to the Canarian and put him in a position moved away of his before that trust players like Carles Aleñá or Riqui Puig, with a much more natural role if they play in a double pivote. This yes, in the rest, the technician culé withdrew to the Canarian to bet by Sergio Busquets.

With the injury of Clément Lenglet, yes went out Carles Aleñá but remained showed once again that, so that they play he or Riqui Puig, has to give an important carambola of drops and injuries. Another data that could extract again is that, at least in the position of pivote, the one of Mataró is above the of Matadepera in the preferences of Ronald Koeman. In fact, the Dutch left clear in Kiev that Riqui Puig does not have options like mediocentro, but in his diagram is mediapunta.

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