XAVI WILL HAVE TO ADJUST HIS SCHEME
The puzzle of Barça's midfield if Bernardo Silva arrived
Published:7/08/2022 - 09:14h
Updated:7/08/2022 - 13:23h
The possible arrival of Bernardo Silva to FC Barcelona could lead to a real puzzle for Xavi Hernández. Up to nine players would populate half of the field, for which the Egarense coach will have to adjust his scheme
In principle, the arrival of Bernardo Silva to the FC Barcelona would be supeditada to the exit of Frenkie of Jong, although no necessarily this has to be like this. Between the months of April and June especuló with that, if Ousmane Dembélé renewed, Raphinha would not have place in the staff blaugrana and a similar case would occur in the case of the midfield players, although the subject salarial does more complicated this operation.
In case that the Portuguese close his traspaso to the Barça and Frenkie accessed to go down his wage to avoid go out, to Xavi Hernández would not remain him another that vary his diagram of game in front of the enormous quantity of midfield players in the team. Until nine players would populate the half of the field blaugrana, between them the recently arrived Franck Kessié. With the futures of Miralem Pjanic, Nico González and Álex Hill for resolving, think in a diagram 3-4-3 maybe would be the most viable for the technician egarense.
With this drawing, Xavi could resolve the puzzle with a line of three defenders with Araújo, Koundé and Christensen, leaving to Frenkie,Pedri and Gavi in the half with the neeerlandés occupying the place of '5' and Bernardo Silva situated as '10' behind the offensive trident. Something similar tested Pep Guardiola in his last season in the club (2011-12), using to Cesc Fàbregas as it stick by in front of the trident Busquets-Xavi-Iniesta.
Like this, the míster of Terrrassa would deliver leadership in a half of the field in which it also will follow explaining Sergio Busquets, captain and owner of the midfield culé in the last decade. The club bets for rejuvenating the staff this year, giving 'chevrons' to Pedri and Gavi from the beginning and with Nico González like possible relief of the '5', but 'Busi' will keep on being key while it was to play.
Bernardo Silva, an addition of luxury for the attack
With the addition of the luso, the Barça would have to disposal one of the best creative players of the planet. In the City, Silva has played as it stick, thrown leftwards, and as '10' free by the centre, being a vital player for the successful cycle of Pep Guardiola in the group 'sky blue'. On his possible course, the Catalan technician explained that, although they still have not received offers by the Portuguese, expects to follow having he in the staff.
"It would love me that Bernardo remained , is a special player in the changing room, but do not know what will happen. The players have wishes and I do not go to stop them. His career is short and I am a small part of the club. I want the best for Bernardo. I want that it remain . To 100%. But if sometime it decides to go, there is an offer and the club accepts it, will go . It is of common sense", puntualizó Guardiola. In the meantime, the City will begin a new Premier League with the '20' as headline, maybe contesting his last minutes in the Etihad Stadium.