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ITA 1-2 SPA: Busquets' Performance With Barca & Spain Raises Question About Koeman's Tactics

Luis Enrique and his team beat Italy in their UEFA nations league semi-final fixture by 1-2. It wasn't the best of experiences for Roberto Mancini and his men because Bonucci got sent off in the first half. Note that two first-half goals from Manchester City forward, Ferran Torres, was enough for Spain to progress to the final.

Photo: Sergio Busquets VS Italy || Twitter

Well, many questions have been asked after Barcelona's Captain, Sergio Busquets, looked like a different player with the Spanish national team. Note that Busquets has been receiving criticism from fans following his poor display with Barcelona against Benfica, Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid.

Photo: Sergio Busquets VS Atletico Madrid || Twitter

However, against a compact Italian midfield, Busquets was the best midfielder on the field. Therefore, this performance raises questions about Ronald Koeman's tactics at FC Barcelona.

Photo: Sergio Busquets VS Italy || Twitter

Sergio Busquets' Performance With Barcelona

Photo: Sergio Busquets with Barcelona || Twitter

At Barcelona, Sergio Busquets has been misplacing passes, poor on defensive duties, and fails to control the midfield. During Barcelona's La Liga game against Atletico Madrid, the defender was nowhere to be found for Suarez and Lemar's goals. Furthermore, the veteran midfielder is always short of ideas when playing with Barcelona under Ronald Koeman.

Sergio Busquets' Performance With Spain

Photo: Sergio Busquets VS Italy || Twitter

Just like the EUROs 2020, Busquets has continued to shine with the Spanish national team. Against Italy, he controlled the flow of the game from the first minute of the game to the last. The 33-year-old midfielder reminded the Barcelona fans of what he could offer them. Busquets was good with aerial duels, interception, ball recovery, and passing.

Photo: Ronald Koeman || Twitter

Therefore, Busquets' performances raise questions about Ronald Koeman's tactical approach at Barcelona. Furthermore, it also indicates that Luis Enrique might have a better system that suits Busquets at the Spain national team.

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