From the 4-1 win against Villarreal, the Marca newspaper confirmed that coach Quique Setien had found a suitable scheme for the three strikers Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann.
On El Madrigal, Griezmann no longer plays favoring the left wing which is not suitable for his forte. According to the new diagram 4-3-1-2, the striker cost 132 million USD with Suarez to buy the two highest positions. Messi played backwards completely like an attacking midfielder.
According to the Marca, the roster changes help the MSG trio play closer together, and attack more on the penalty area and goal. As a result, Griezmann has one of the best matches for Barca. Suarez also scored a beautiful goal, while Messi shone with two assists.
Barca’s discovery of a suitable scheme was a step forward for professionalism, but it was too late for the opportunity to defend La Liga. The tournament has almost been arranged. Real are more than four points and take the final four rounds.
The more realistic target for Barca at this time is the Champions League, the tournament will return in August. The MSG trio find a common voice will give the team a chance to overcome Napoli in the return leg of the round of 1/8. In the first leg, the two teams drew 1-1.
Setien coached Barca from January 1/2020, when he came to replace Ernesto Valverde. With a short working time, his delay in finding the right tactics is understandable.
Barca is also in the process of generation transfer. Finding a common voice among different generations of players is always a big problem, especially for teams that are rich in tradition and under pressure of achievement.
Thanh Quy (according to the Marca)