The importance of Sergio Busquets

Most people remember Busquets for his diving antics in the semifinal Champions League tie against Inter in 2011. What he did was wrong and nobody denies that. However, many people seem to disregard how talented he really is as far as football is concerned. Many people don’t want to see how important Busquets is for Barcelona from a technical point of view. Practically, Pep Guardiola created Sergio Busquets. Guardiola coached Busquets in Barcelona B, and when Pep got a promotion to manage the A team, he took Busquets with him. Ever since he played his first game for the A team, he cemented his place in the starting eleven — even pushing out Yaya Toure, who is an extraordinary player.

There were many who claimed that Yaya Toure should be starting instead of Busquets, but that wasn’t the case with Guardiola. What makes Busquets the perfect DM for Barcelona is his positional intelligence. That is his strongest skill. In simple terms, he knows where the ball will go and he places himself there. Therefore, when soccer betting (click here) at Top Bet is concerned, that means that this Sergio is a sure bet. That leads to him having a lot of interceptions when the opposing team attacks, and of course a lot of passes with the player on his own team. Sometimes when Xavi is well covered, Busquets ends the game with more passes that Xavi, which isn’t something that happens very often these days.

After Yaya Toure left, Keita was the backup plan, but then Keita left as well. Then, Barcelona bought Alex Song from Arsenal to simply have a player who could play at the DM position to cover for Busquets. Of course, Busquets is the perfect DM for Barca, but Busquets has been doing a great job since he arrived. He adapted well and his career looks bright, although he will never be the first choice when choosing the starting eleven in big games.

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