FROM LESS TO MORE
Conclusions of a preseason without Leo Messi
Published:11/08/2019 - 12:43h
Updated:11/08/2019 - 18:33h
FC Barcelona has finished the preseason with a loss and four wins, with an upward trend despite the absence of Leo Messi
The FC Barcelona closed the pre-season to the big: with a conclusive goleada to the Naples (4-0) in United States. The period of preparation has finalised and now the Barcelona will have to centre in the start of LaLiga Santander, that will give beginning in hardly a week cn the feeling that the team has gone of less to more.
The team began losing against Chelsea of Frank Lampard, but since has seen a very positive evolution of the team. Especially in players like Frenkie of Jong or Ousmane Dembélé, that have surprised with a level estratosférico that has carried them to be the two more stood out footballers of the team.
Another appearance that has worked has been the one of the quarry, since there are young footballers that have showed that are here so that Ernesto Valverde can throw of them when it need them. Riqui Puig and Carles Pérez have been the most stood out and those that have more possibilities to go in in the plans of the Txingurri of face to the season.
Another appearance to stand out has been the performance of Antoine Griezmann that, in spite of not being stellar during these five parties, yes has remained clear that has a style of game that can be lethal in association with players like Leo Messi, Luis Suárez or Ousmane Dembélé. The ex of the Athletic of Madrid is an ace in the association, in addition to moving of form very intelligent.
Regarding appearances to improve, especially, it is necessary to stand out to players like Junior Firpo or Moussa Wagué, that showed qualities very interesting but also that it is missing them shooting. Others like Arturo Vidal, Philippe Coutinho or Ivan Rakitic, played without that still it have decided his future.
Without Leo Messi
Of course, it is necessary to stand out that Leo Messi has not been able to contest neither an alone party of pre-season: the two first because it was on holiday, the third by fault of entrenos and the two last by injury. Without the Argentinian star, the team has gone of less to more, by what expects the jump of definite quality when the '10' have recovered .