6 things we've learned from the Japan tour explained in 1 minute
Barca's Asian tour ended with a 2-0 win over Iniesta's Vissel Kobe. Although the overall display might have been slightly below the fans' expectations, there are six important lessons we've drawn from the two matches.
- Frenkie de Jong has been used as a central midfielder meaning that he is set to become Ivan Rakitic's replacement with Sergio Busquets still retaining his starting defensive mid position.
- Ernesto Valverde is set to use a 4-3-3 set-up in attack with a 4-1-4-1 system in defence as the latest two games indicate.
- Sergi Roberto will no longer cover the right-back position, as the Spanish international played in the midfield with Barca B's Oriol Busquets and Monchu covering the full-back position.
- Moussa Wague is likely to be promoted to the first team mainly serving as Nelson Semedo's back up, Roberto is being tried in midfield.
- Brand-new signing Antoine Griezmann is set will fit perfectly into Barca's starting XI considering the link-up ability he demonstrated against Chelsea and Vissek Kobe.
- Rafinha is world-class but injury-prone, during the two pre-season matches, the Brazilian has been Barca's most prolific attacker.'
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