Sergino Dest exposed badly by Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain

Ronald Koeman is trying to build a Barcelona team for the future, with one of the key signings he made after taking control being Sergino Dest from Ajax. The young defender, according to Diario Sport, was thrown in before he should have been following the injury to Sergi Roberto, and the coaching staff have found there’s plenty of work to do with him yet.

He suffered badly against Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain, the weakest link in a team routed 4-1 in the Champions League. Dest wasn’t fully fit going into the game, having suffered from muscular discomfort since the beginning of the year. Koeman put his faith in the youngster to start against PSG ahead of the more defensive Oscar Mingueza, but it didn’t come off.  He wasn’t helped by Ousmane Dembele’s lack of defensive cover, and was frequently double-teamed by Layvin Kurzawa and Mbappe.

Of course, Dest was by no means the only culprit. Neither of the pivots, Frenkie de Jong nor Sergio Busquets, got tight enough, nor did the right-sided centre back Gerard Pique. The coaching staff have faith that Dest can come through the fallow period and reap the benefit, improving his concentration and reading of the game to go from being a good player to a great one.

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3 Comments

  1. YOHANNA T MAN. says:

    Barcelona coach and the management are the problem of the club.The coach didn’t know how to read games, even to change or relived the pressure.We need a young talented coach.

  2. Rich says:

    Maybe this was the issue?

    “He wasn’t helped by Ousmane Dembele’s lack of defensive cover, and was frequently double-teamed by Layvin Kurzawa and Mbappe.”

  3. Ansu Sowa says:

    Koeman is no good on changing he should have removed pedri and bring pijanic and removed lenglent and bring in umtiti and later pull dear and bring Oscar and busquet should have come out and bring rui puig so that dejon will play six and pijanic will play attacting mid fild that is #8

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