The bad game of Sergiño Desta against Real Betis made the coaching staff decide to talk to the American in the coming days and convince him to undergo “tactical therapy”.
Sergiño Dest showed in the opening line-up under Xavi’s tenure that he is still a long way from playing the way expected of a FC Barcelona right-back. Most of the American’s decisions in Saturday’s match against Real Betis were wrong in both offensive and defense. At no point did he find an agreement with Abde on the right wing, nor did he help Nico outnumber. Virtually nothing came out of him, to such an extent that during the break in the match in the dressing room one of the people called him “total dumb”.
In the second half, he was able to read the game a little better after receiving appropriate instructions from Xavi. The entrance of Ousmane Dembélé, who could move the right wing, certainly helped as well. However, this does not change the fact that in the goal action of Real Betis Dest he was lost again. He was late in mating, and when Juanmi came face to face with Ter Stegen, the American just watched what happened.
With all this in mind, the coaching staff is going to talk to Dest in the coming days to undergo “tactical therapy” to help him understand new concepts as soon as possible. If the representative of the United States does not rise to the occasion, from January he will have another rival to play on the right side of the defense – Dani Alves, who has all the tactical assumptions of Barcelona at his fingertips. The 38-year-old Brazilian returns to regain lost time and help Barcelona with the upcoming challenges and prepare for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.