Recall that week ago, Barcelona’s Captain,Lionel Messi shocked the entire football world handling over a transfer request to Barcelona following Barcelona’s embarrassing 2-8 defeat to German and UEFA Champions League Winner,Bayern Munchen.
The Barcelona Talisman was later reported to have promised to give his best despite being forced to stay at Barcelona by the Club’s president, who lied to him that he could exit at the end of the 2019/20 season. Ronald Koeman who is now the new head coach of Barcelona would be glad that his Job got a little bit easy with the presence of Lionel Messi.
But the main question now is how would Ronald Koeman position his team and especially Lionel Messi against Laliga opponents this season. In order to bring out the best in him. The only attacker Lionel Messi could pair perfectly with right now is Luiz Suarez and who is already reported to be close to joining Atletico Madrid.
Ronald Koeman would have to figure out how to use the limited tactical players of the team at his disposal, he would have to find a way to link Antoinne Griezmann, Coutinho and Lionel Messi this season.
Truth be told, if Lionel Messi didn’t return to the team, it is clear that Real Madrid is the only club in Laliga that stands between Barcelona and La Liga trophy this very season but with Lionel Messi return to Camp Nou, see the dangerous Formation Ronald Koeman could use to snatch away the title from the Los Blancos this season.
In this Lineup, Ansu Fati or Luis Suarez will likely return back because Lionel Messi has returned and pair up with Griezmann at the attack. Here , Lionel Messi is taking the number ten role instead of serving as a right winger. While Vidal, Busquets and De Jong would have to take control of the midfield. Ter stegen and the defense would remain unchanged as Barcelona has no intention of adding new players in those areas.