09/10/2021 at 9:20 PM CEST
The ASOBAL League is back and starts this weekend with highlights to start such as Barça-Logroño (Saturday, 12.00), Bidasoa-Anaitasuna (Saturday, 20.00) or Fraikin the Granollers-Bada Huesca this Sunday at 12.00 h.
Although it is true that the Barça team continues to be the top favorite for the title, as it has conquered the last eleven leagues in a row exercising absolute dominance of the competition, it is also true that this year the team has experienced a real revolution with changes in the technical direction, passing through the bench and the staff.
It will be necessary to see if Carlos Ortega is capable of maintaining the exalted level that Barça reached, especially the last campaign 2020-21. It will not be easy to give continuity to Barça’s hegemony after important losses such as those of Raúl Entrerríos, Cédric Sorhaindo, Aron Pálmarsson, Kevin Moller, Jure Dolenec, Àlex Pascual, Casper Mortensen and Diocou -located to Rhein Neckar- and the arrival of only four signings Melvyn Richardson, Ángel Fernández, Ali Zein and goalkeeper Leo Maciel, which translates into a shorter squad that has barely had time to set up.
Lack of time to assimilate new ideas
The automatisms, key in the overwhelming dominance of the Catalans in domestic competitions so far, have disappeared. Ortega is looking for another style of play, more static and without relying so much on rapid transitions, which will cost to assimilate the Catalans who have been playing in the same way for so many years.
For now Barça was already seen to suffer in the Super Cup against ABANCA Ademar, in a game where he was always in tow and was only able to solve in the last minutes (30-27).
Ortega He has already warned that the important thing is to win titles even if there are points left on the road. It is not what the culé is accustomed to, who has seen how his team is even capable of closing an entire season with a single defeat in Europe. Without a doubt, a much more exciting League is presented.
Haniel Langaro: “There is no better team to start & rdquor;
Brazilian full-back Haniel Langaro is convinced that “Against Logroño it will be a very difficult and tough match. Some players have changed but it follows the same line of play and you have to think about winning it. I think there is no better team to start the League than Logroño because next week we have Flensburg so starting the league with a team that will require us to fight will go very well for us & rdquor ;. Langaro acknowledges that he feels “very good, little by little I am integrating more with the team and I am already looking forward to starting the League and doing my best & rdquor ;. For the Brazilian, who played for Logroño in the 16-17 season, “it will be very special. Playing for a team that has been my home for a season and a half will always be special.