FC BarcelonaTOValverde is assured with the Brazilian possession
His presence frees Coutinho and allows him to climb further into the attack, a path that is complicated by Dembl
LArthur's presence in the starting lineup of Barcelona was one of the surprises of the night. Valverde bet on a medullary line formed byRakitic, Busquets, Arthur and Coutinho. The technician wanted to reinforce the spinal cord and secure the ball so as not to have the problems of the last crashes. He did not want more scares. And the bet worked, especially in the first half. In the second, the Camp Nou had more problems. Especially because of their mismatches back. The ex-footballer of Gremio, however, signed an excellent match and contributed pause, criteria and control to the Barça game against Tottenham.
The Barca technician relied on an adjustable tactical arrangement:It varied from 4-3-3 when Barcelona attacked 4-4-2 when it was time to retreat to mitigate the pressure of Mauricio Pochettino's team. The Premier team squeezed especially in the second half. Coutinho was the mobile piece of the system, which sometimes becomes the third point of the trident. The Brazilian, who signed last night his first goal in the Champions with the shirt cul, plays more comfortable if he has a tour and can join with more decision and space to attack.And the presence of Dembl prevents him from having that route towards the rival goalkeeper. With the two on the field, the spinal cord is more unprotected and the Catalan box loses control of the ball.
Valverde decided to give him an opportunity yesterday. Arthur had participated in five of the nine games that Barcelona had played, but he had only started in two, in the Supercopa against Sevilla and in LaLiga against Girona. Last night he gave him the chance in the Champions League. And the ex of Gremio was up to what the technician wants.
Arthur showed that he has a place in the first eleven laughed, and in the populous village, Bara. Their presence gives more security to the rear and more freedom of movement to the attackers.