Sergio Busquets lauds 'midfield superiority' following Barcelona's flawless start
Posted: 5 October 2017 Time: 12:07
Sergio Busquets has hailed Barcelona’s “superiority in the middle of the pitch” following their flying start to the 2017/18 season.
The Catalan giants have won nine successive matches in all competitions to leave them top of their group in the UEFA Champions League and five points clear atop the La Liga table after seven games.
And Busquets believes Barca’s new shape in midfield has played a key role in their success, telling El Mundo Deportivo: “To play with various midfielder ensures you have more possession and superiority in the middle of the pitch.
“I believe I’m a little more protected now than I was before and this season I feel more comfortable – we are more compact and have more influence on the games.
“I don’t know about the statistic but the feeling is we are playing closer together and that we are more compact, making it harder for others to create chances against us.
“This is good for the team and good for me, as we’re more solid and are more likely to fight for titles.”