Ronald Koeman arrived at Barcelona with the intention of asserting his firm position to give a change of face to the team. This Saturday he played the first friendly and it was with a 3-1 victory over Nástic. The first radical change that could be seen from previous seasons was the use of the 4-2-3-1 scheme.
According to the Spanish press, it is the tactical arrangement chosen by the Dutch coach for the 2020-21 season. In principle, for Lionel messi The right sector of the line of three attackers is reserved. That is, starting from the right towards the center.
The newspaper Sport published what would be the ideal alignment of Koeman at Barça: Marc André Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Piqué, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets; Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé; Ansu Fati.
Koeman’s ideal Barcelona, according to the Sport newspaper. Photo: Diario Sport
The main novelty lies in the attack and the position of the young man Ansu Fati. Koeman does not rule out putting him in the center of the attack but hopes that both he and Messi and Griezmann rotate in their positions. In this way, it seeks to generate variants in the attack.
In the goal there are no doubts with Ter Stegen, while on the right side Sergi seems to take advantage of Nelson Semedo. The remaining three places of the defense already have their owners (Piqué, Lenglet and Alba). Finally, De Jong seems to have a guaranteed place in the ‘double five’, while Busquets leaves with many chances to accompany him. It will depend on this whether Georginio Wijnaldum finally arrives or not. How will the Barça in the new season?