BOTH FAILED AGAINST ATLÉTICO
Umtiti and Piqué confirmed the suspicions: Barça needs another 'top' defense
Published:10/01/2020 - 20:34h
Updated:10/01/2020 - 20:34h
Umtiti and Piqué were two of the great players of Barça after the defeat against Atlético. The defensive problems of the culé team are, in part, the fault of the low level of its centrals and in the summer the club should go for a level defender
The FC Barcelona is having several important problems this season that are preventing him surrender to his best level. The game of the team with balloon is leaving a lot that wish in quite a lot of occasions, but what is causing that the culés are not fulfilling with the expectations are his problems in defence. The Barça has fit with the three of the Athletic of Madrid 30 goals in what it goes of course between League, Champions League and this tournament.
They are too many goals against for a team that aspires to win all the titles. The problems in defence of the Barcelona are not alone of the saga, since the centre of the field neither is closing well the spaces neither is helping as it would have to. But, in spite of the culpability of the means, it is necessary to signal the bajísimo level that are showing the sides and especially the central in defensive phase.
Against the Atleti, Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Hammered formed the couple of head offices and left a lot that wish. The French substituted in the eleven to Clément Lenglet, that neither is doing his best year, and did not take advantage of the opportunity. It saw him slow, clumsy in the taking of decisions and surpassed in a lot of occasions. Neither I Hammered it was fine and by his side and by the one of Sergi Roberto arrived the three goals of the rojiblancos. The Catalan closed badly his zone in the two first and went out with little forcefulness to cut the balloon against Morata, losing the duel and propiciando that Correa could remain alone.
If before the Supercopa already seemed evident that the Barça needed fichar an important head office in summer, after this fiasco confirms this imperiosa need. On the one hand, I Hammered it goes to fulfil 33 years inside less than a month and no longer is to the level of the last campaigns. Lenglet Still is young and has a big future by in front, but is for seeing if it can lead a saga he only. Umtiti Seems already a stray cause and everything indicates that it is an almost safe sale in summer. Finally, Todibo is green, does not finish to convince to Valverde and could go out yielded even in this wintry market.
The Barça needs fichar a central of category
With this panorama and with the abysmal feelings that is leaving the team when it has to defend, the technical office would have to begin to think seriously in incorporating a central in June. But the culés can not think in small and have to darse that the defender that avenges has to be of category. I hammered it needs serious competition and this only can it give a player contrasted and of quality. Besides, if it went out Umtiti also would be necessary another defender, although in this case it would not do fault that went 'top'.
Matthijs Of Ligt could have been a big option if it had decided to accept the proposal of the Barça. The Dutch went to the Juventus, but still has not adapted and the Barcelona could try launch to by him in summer. Also in the Series To is Milan Skriniar, of the Inter of Milan, that would be a fantastic option of present and future, since has only 24 years. Laporte, of the City, or José María Giménez, of the Athletic, also would be good alternatives for the place. It was as it was, what is clear is that the barcelonistas have to think in big for apuntalar a defence that does not seem to be to the height.