Barça boss Koeman: The 4-2-3-1 formation is perfect for the team

Things have started well for the Dutch coach but questions will arise if results dip

 Koeman valoró sus primeras semanas como entrenador del FC Barcelona | FCB

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has explained in comments to the club's official media channels that the 4-2-3-1 formation suits his team better than the traditional 4-3-3 employed at Camp Nou. 

The Dutch coach said that "with this squad and with these types of players, in my opinion, 4-2-3-1 is the best formation. Looking at the quality that we have, this formation is perfect for the team."

So far, following three competitive games in charge, Koeman has not been criticised for his decision to vary from the side's identity. 

Koeman started with back-to-back wins against Villarreal and Celta Vigo before dropping points in a 1-1 draw with Sevilla before the international break. 

He added: "Overall, the team have looked very good, above all against Villarreal and Celta Vigo. However, if we look at the game against Sevilla, we can improve our pressing. There are details that can be corrected.

“We ask for the utmost concentration and intensity in training, so that it is automatically reflected in games. That's why training has a greater intensity: Because how you train is how you play."

"Defence always starts with the forwards. If they press well, then our defenders don't have as many problems. Defending is a team thing, and that could be one of the reasons that our defence has got better."



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