Barcelona won 3 points in a difficult field like Anoeta. However, it is a game to draw important conclusions. The azulgrana DT said to be worried “only a little” because it should worry much more. The seams were seen when Barcelona made 2 rotations with respect to the previous match.
The game in Anoeta was a rise and fall, the first part of Barcelona was a catastrophe, the team was soft and the defense turned to water. Barcelona, as usual, had possession but was unable to create any chance of danger with Rafinha, Roberto, Leo, and Suarez, missing.
Valverde had it clear and at the start of the second half made 2 changes, Coutinho and Busquets to the field. With the changes, the team improved and in 3 minutes they could turn the scoreboard over 2 goals for 1. From here it is where the coach should worry because instead of governing the game already with advantage in the score, the team suffered from cute. The Real created too many clear chances and Ter Stegen had to be the savior.
The only thing that relieves Valverde is the improvement of Dembelé that has become decisive at this beginning of the season, always with 4 goals, the same as Messi. Recall that Dembelé was not the most beloved, had come to replace Neymar, but had a season for oblivion, not only for the injuries that left him out most of the season but for the bad attitudes and poor adaptation They took the team to think about selling it back. But all this has remained in the past after Barcelona did not want to give the 80 million that they asked for Dembelé. Now with his new form, he is a vital player for Valverde. He has a fixed starting position that has been won on the field with his goals.