Moreno sees Barcelona playing looser in defense than last year.

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Barcelona played a more loose defense than last football season. As Xavi Hernandez adjusted his tactics to play more riskily.

Robert Moreno, former coach of the Spanish national team. Discusses the reason why Barcelona has conceded so many goals this season. Partly due to Xavi Hernandez’s tactical adjustments. There is a greater risk of conceding goals. According to a report from Marca last Tuesday UFABET 

Barcelona conceded just 20 goals from 38 games last season after Marc-Andre ter Stegen kept an incredible 26 clean sheets, but the team Xavi has conceded 8 goals in 8 games this season. 

‘It’s a risk. There was a tactical change with [Joao] Cancelo because the Portuguese gives you a lot in attack. But he takes it away from you defensively,’ Moreno commented.

‘You go from playing with three fixed defenders by bringing [Juls] Kounde into the flank. Let’s play two centre-backs and if (Sergio) Busquets isn’t in front anymore. who is an outstanding player The balance is not the same. Because the players didn’t cover the area correctly.’

‘When you lose the ball You will get more counter-attacks. Last year Barca had a very strong structure behind the ball with four players and it was easier for them to stop the opposition.’

‘It means taking more risks and Xavi has to make choices as a trainer. We have to choose and look at the correct solution in each game. That’s when the trainer has to interact to find a solution and with Celta he did just that.’