🔹W H Y R A K I T I Ć ?🔹
Arthur Melo is 100% fit, and the Croatian stars, big mistake that we shouldn't have made in a UCL Knockout stage… we saw more than 75% of Barça's attacks against Napoli on the Right side of the pitch (the left one for Napoli), the same side which had Mário Rui, and Did You Know; that Mário Rui was participated in +40% of Napoli's passes yesterday? And most of their counter-attack were led by him... So, a normal human mind who probably block the side which has a dangerous player on it, Setién did that, but with the wrong names.
Let's go 🔙 a little bit for the 5-0 against Eibar, Vidal was on the left, Alba is injured (because Messi's long balls were mostly to Jordi)... Messi have played lots of Long-Balls to Arturo that match, something that Vidal understood it well and started to be creative & active with that, we were so much thankful for Vidal's performance on the left against Eibar, but why not yesterday?
Vidal started at the right wing, the same side which had Rakitić in… we said that Napoli's very dangerous side was Mário Rui's one, and we know that Greizmann is very helpful defensively, so why Quique did switch Vidal / Greizmann positions? Pretty weird.
Playing Antoine at the right side would've helped a lot, to block Rui, and because he plays there better than the left one [and Vidal plays better at the left]... We talked a lot about the right side and the wrong names there (Rakitić, Vidal) so now let's see the left one–which was completely turned off, not only because Firpo's unhelpful at the attack, but because we played at the right side more often, Barça didn't play at the right side to suddenly break from the left (as one of Messi's Long-passes to Vidal/Alba), instead, Barça played from the right to break from the right, seems miserable...
With Setién's influence about high-Pressing & attacking mentality, the midfielder would push to tackle (in the mid line) to win the ball, something which led our midfield to get revealed, so every through pass by Napoli [or any other team we played] was extremely dangerous, our midfield defensively is bad, Frenkie is wrong used, hope things get better in the future.