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Luis Enrique's corrections at half-time of Barça-Atlético

The coach didn't want to raise his voice

Luis Enrique's corrections at half-time of Barça-Atlético
Luis Enrique's corrections at half-time of Barça-Atlético

The coach didn't want to raise his voice

Luis Enrique Martínez
Luis Enrique Martínez

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Barça went back to the dressing room at half-time of the Barça-Atlético game in the Champion's League losing 0-1. In the second half however, the team seemed to be one again and came back into the game. Given the change in the attitude between the first and the second half, the question was to know what intervention Luis Enrique could have made in front of his men to provoke such a metamorphosis.

According to what Laia Tudel explained in the Club de la Mitjanit on Catalunya Radio on Wednesday, the coach's talk wasn't aggressive nor stimulating but more of an instructive tone, with technical comments. Actually, she pointed out Luis Enrique made 3 tactical corrections:

  1. The pace of the ball circulation must be augmented, especially including more Messi and Iniesta.
  2. It is necessary to use more the sides. It's important to incorporate fullbacks Dani Alves and Jordi Alba.
  3. Neymar and Messi must play more freely, with more mobility.

Besides those 3 tactical advice, Fernando Polo explains in Mundo Deportivo that, if Luis Enrique didn't scream at his team, his players did it instead. Polo quotes the names of Gerard Piqué and Dani Alves as for the ones who raised the voice and demanded a reaction in the second half.