GRIEZMANN, FIRPO, DE JONG AND NETO
The problems of the signings of Barça last summer
Published:4/03/2020 - 15:18h
Updated:4/03/2020 - 15:22h
The past summer, the FC Barcelona closed the signings of Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie of Jong, Junior Firpo and Net, but any of them has finish to explode
After a discreet season in spite of achieving the second consecutive League, the FC Barcelona decided to make a strong investment to reinforce the staff and avoid new European disasters like the sucedidos against the Rome and the Liverpool. Like this the things, the directive headed by Josep Maria Bartomeu spent 254 million euros in the signings of Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie of Jong, Junior Firpo and Net.
A priori, they were important arrivals that had to improve the quality of the staff of the past campaign, but the true is that any of them has satisfied the expectations. After the important drops of long length of Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, expects that the players that arrived to wash him the face to the Barça take a step forward and offer a performance that was determinant to raise titles to final of course.
It is true that Antoine Griezmann has annotated 14 goals in the present season, but his performance is very far to be the one of this forward todoterreno that shined in the selection of France and with the Athletic of Madrid. The Frenchman, that has had to adapt to distinct positions to which did him triumph -of mediapunta- is not being all the determinant that would require . Already of by himself it is not a fast player and with desborde but, if on it is not able to mark in clear occasions neither to understand the system of game culé, remains us an entirely flat player. This yes, anybody doubts of his capacity to give the step at the front that it requires him .
Frenkie de Jong
It has achieved to do a place like titling indisputable but, although it hurt to say it, seem to have it achieved more by what can become that by what is right now. Frenkie Of Jong was accustomed to play like organiser in a double pivote, but like interior seems to have cortocircuitado. Although, more than the change of position, what more seems to affect him to the Dutch is the timidity. It throws in fault that desmelene and that risk more because, until the moment, all his actions are mechanical and predictable. Like Griezmann, the quality has it, but has to learn to explode it.
If the of Of Jong is timidity, in the case of Junior Firpo seems to have him eaten the pressure completely. In the Betis, the Hispanic-dominican seemed a versatile player and debugged in every aspect. In the Barça, shows little require in attack, unsure in defence and with some errors of bulto -see the one of Saint Paolo against the Naples that cost a goal- that have done that Setién preferred to bet in the Bernabéu by Jordi Alba almost in crutches that by him. Has a lot that improve, especially to mental level.
Still to day of today few understand that a goalkeeper of his level decided to come to Barcelona to be acting of the best of the world in his place. But it did it and the consequences of this are that, once the Barça was deleted of the Glass of Rey, to the Brazilian only remains him expect an injury or a sanction of Ter Stegen to play. For the moment, the times in which it has touched him go out, has left good feelings.