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The capital problems of Koeman's Barça squad

Published:16/09/2021 - 23:03h

Updated:16/09/2021 - 23:03h

The situation at Barça is complicated and, after the defeat against Bayern, all the shortcomings of the team led by Ronald Koeman have been exposed

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If it does some weeks Joan Laporta had announced that the FC Barcelona was in the UCI, by all the economic problems, deportivamente the situation is delicate, being also a consequence of the crisis of the Barcelona entity, that has been the big 'inheritance' that left the previous Managerial Board, chaired by Josep María Bartomeu. This year, at least to date, the Barça has been to years light of his best version and all have remained discussed.

With Joan Laporta the situation has not improved and remains the feeling that in the first months of his management, has weakened too much to the team, although all the decisions have been taken to be able to to keep to the club to float, of there that the worry was, as little, maximum. In the first parties of League, to the Barça him 'sufficed' with little to win two parties and empatar another, but further of the first time in front of the Real Sociedad, the feelings have not been the best.

Against the Bayern, a rival of a lot of weight, went out to the light all the lacks of the team directed by Ronald Koeman. The goleada could be worse, this is clear, but the Barça did not put a lot of opposition to the pressure of the Bavarians and neither tried desperately a goal. It was a small team in a night of big, with several worrisome problems:

The heavy weights, less 'weighed' that never

With the exit of Leo Messi, remained in the changing room four players called to lead to the team, inside and out of the team: Sergio Busquets, Gerard Hammered, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto. The three first surpass the treintena and the one of Reus is that it reaches them; but the hit of reality is that they no longer are to the level of previous years and that, in a football where the physicist and the speed are it everything, leave the feeling that they do not fit.

I hammered it remained 'portrayed' in the photo of the goal of Lewandowski, 'Busi' was desentonado and without important presences, leaving the free midfield, whereas Jordi and Sergi were of the most criticised because desarcertaron almost all his actions. No by at all, for example, the Camp Nou finished pitando to the of Reus.

Short of players

Another of the big problems that has the Barça is that in some positions there are not reinforcements, as in the sides. It is worrisome that Jordi Alba do not have a spare in the first staff and that the 'weight' fall in Alejandro Balde, that is a player that already shows that it can be important, but is very young. In the right band, the situation is equal: there is not the one who substitute to Dest.

Before it was the option of Emerson Royal, but went almost so fast as it arrived to Can Barça by economic questions -as always-, in an operation in which the Barcelona club added a profit of +4. To this problem it is necessary to add the position of left-handed head office, in which anybody seems to fit. Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti are left-handed, but Koeman does not have they. The rest, are right-handed: I Hammered, Araújo, Eric and Mingueza.

The centre of the field, without spare

It is true that there is a lot of illusion with players like Nico González or Gavi, but it is necessary to be patient with them and understand that, although they are very talentosos, are young and need time to show all his potential and mature his game. They are the spares in the medullary, but in the staff there is little more than Busquets, Pedri and Of Jong. It is thus that Koeman had asked a physical midfield player and the club worked in the incorporation of Georgino Wijnaldum, that finished in the Paris Saint-Germain. Now it notices that the medullary needs muscle, versatility and power.

The wrap with the forwards

To wait of the return of Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembélé and the première of the 'Kun' Agüero, there is pessimism with the subject of the forwards. For the moment, Memphis and Luuk of Jong are the called to be the goleadores of the team, but are not sufficient to fill the empty of the 58 goals that have left Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann, with 38 and 20 goals respectively the past season.

The ex of the Lyon has been a novelty in the start of season, but in front of the Bayern saw surpassed, by not speaking of an Of Jong that recognises his limitations and that knows that it became acting. Nevertheless, it has to assume responsibilities because, in a moment of crisis, need his goals and that show that, contrary to what seems.

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