Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Preview of the Copa Del Rey final. FC Barcelona is going to face Athletic Club in the final of the Copa Del Rey. The teams are ready to face each other once again this season. FC Barcelona is the team in better form even though they are coming off a defeat in the El Classico. However, Koemann has recently shown that he has a strong mentality, and this is what the fans are hoping to see as well.
With the final just a few hours away from kickoff, here are our thoughts about the game.
FC BARCELONA VS ATHLETIC CLUB MATCH PREVIEW
FC Barcelona has a lot to do today. They are the most in-form team in La Liga, yet they have not won any silverware this season. The team is out of the Champions League and they also lost their winning momentum in Liga after losing to Real Madrid. Therefore, this is a must-win for the Balugranas. A win in this encounter is to bring the team back on the right track, and this is what we all need to see right now.
Ronald Koemann must approach this game like any other normal fixture. It is true that a final is a completely different ball game, and everything about it is different. However, Koemann must not try anything fancy at all. The team is already used to the tactics they normally play in. Sticking to them might bring out the best from the boys. Pedri, Busquests, and De Jong are going to be the main pivot of this team. They are going to be responsible to create balance in the entire play, and this is something that they normally do as well.
Puig and Moriba might get a chance as well if FC Barcelona gets on the driving seat during the earlier moments of the game. The fans are expecting the attack to shine especially Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann. Ousmane Dembele has also been performing well lately. Therefore, FC Barcelona looks all set to take on Athletic Bilbao.
The only thing that is going to count the most is the mentality. Both teams have players in elite fitness conditions. Furthermore, both managers are going to bring forward the best possible formations and tactics. However, the team with the strongest mentality is going to lift the trophy.
Let’s just hope it is FC Barcelona.