The FC Barcelona bottomed out last season and needed major changes. It came from hitting bottom in Champions League for three seasons in a row and having lost the identity of his game, which so fell in love with the world a decade ago. Thus began a process of renewal and commitment to young players, giving way to some veterans of great weight in the team such as Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal O Ivan Rakitic.
Naturally, a super competitive FC Barcelona was not expected from the first moment, understanding that it was necessary to give time to Ronald Koeman for this to shape the new sports project. However, problems are mounting more than expected in the Dutch coach’s plans, especially in the form of injuries that are not letting the team maintain a regular line.
The problems are coming in many areas of the field: Marc-André ter Stegen has been sick for several weeks, Philippe Coutinho broke too, followed Ansu fati in a serious injury that will keep him off the pitch until March and, this Saturday, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto joined the injured list. Too many casualties for a rebuilding team.
Despite the fact that in many games green shoots have been seen, the results are beginning to be catastrophic: the Catalans are tenth with three games won, three lost and two tied. The reality is that the leadership is, right now, 9 points away, while the relegation places are four, less than half. To this day, the championship is very difficult to win, so perhaps it is necessary to look for lower objectives.
Right now, the most realistic objective for Ronald Koeman’s team to score is to qualify in the top four to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League, which is three points away. And, for this, FC Barcelona will have to improve their benefits a lot, especially after the bad image that the team gave against Atlético de Madrid.
Inoperation before the great
FC Barcelona started as a candidate for LaLiga Santander but, so far, they have lost the two matches in which they faced direct rivals for the same objective: Real Madrid (1-3) Y Atlético de Madrid (1-0). The culés could not defeat another dangerous opponent like him Sevilla, which is why you have to start considering how to face off against big teams.