Utan att ha läst artikeln gissar jag på att det handlar om att han vill ha löpande mittfältare och att spelet inte längre ska kretsa kring mittfältet.
Kan inte hjälpa att känna vilken identitetskris vissa delar av klubben måste ha just nu. Tränare så väl som spelare.
Först får man höra i alla år att man ska spela på ett speciellt sätt FÖR ATT det kommer gynna dem att komma in i spelsystemet som spelas i a-laget.
Sedan när man väl är redo för att axla diverse roller så får man höra att vi ska spela på ett annat sätt.
Tur att den här generationen inte är något vidare. Annars hade det känts som ett enorm slöseri av talang. Det är endast Samper (och eventuellt Grimaldo, som dock som ytterback inte påverkas lika mycket av spelsystemet) som jag är orolig över utav de kvarvarande spelarna.
Läs hela artikeln för att förstå, men här är ett litet stycke.
Among these promising youngsters, Adama and Deulofeu were victims not only of the Wall that competing for the same position as Messi represents, but also of problems with their Space within the playing system built around the Argentine star. Coming in from the right, Messi is a de facto complete footballer who is, at once, the creator and the finisher of play, who is much more likely to line up a diagonal ball infield than to get chalk on his boots. Adama and Deulofeu, however, are good, old-fashioned wingers who like to hug the touchline and make the difference on the wing. This means that even during the few minutes when the guy from Rosario let them play, their inclusion in the team forces a change in system which is not necessary when the person occupying Messi’s place is someone like Rafinha, whose characteristics are more similar to that of a traditional number 10. In other words, Adama and Deulofeu have suffered from the double-edged sword of being in Messi’s shadow and being used just as a tactical plan B.
Another jewel who could end up being a victim of Space is Sergi Samper. Although many people consider him a possible successor to Busquets, the truth is that his style of football is more like that of Guardiola himself in his heyday, or like what Pirlo represented while at Juventus: an organizer of play who converts midfield position into a watchtower from which he can direct the team’s operations, combining short passing with long, pinpoint passes capable of overcoming opposition lines on their own. The problem with Samper is that, ever since Rijkaard moved Xavi closer to the goal, Barcelona’s play isn’t organized by the midfielder, but the interiores, or, in their absence, by Messi himself when he moves deeper.
This implies that one of the main requirements from a midfielder continues to be good passing ability and a high technical capability, but this is not his main task, rather it is to be the team’s focal point in transitions from attack to defense. If Busquets, who came from the third division and, in his first year in the footballing elite, was able to climb the wall represented by Touré, it is because he fit into this Space perfectly. The guy from Badia is a player who stands out for his tactical intelligence and reading of the game, something which enables him to always be in the right place at the right time in order to gather up any loose balls or to anticipate the opponent’s first pass and cut it out as they attempt to counterattack. Samper’s ability makes it easier for him to carry the team’s baton and he is better at long-range passing, but his defensive ability is not his strong point, and that is something that is required in Barça’s midfield nowadays. Hence why Luis Enrique has called Gumbau up to the first team much more regularly, although he is not as technically or tactically gifted as Samper, his physique enables him to deal with the situation more effectively when it comes to defending.