Champions league : FC Barcelona, més that a defeat - The Point

A page is turned at FC Barcelona. After the defeat of historical suffered to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the champions League (8-2), the time is now

Champions league : FC Barcelona, més that a defeat - The Point

A page is turned at FC Barcelona. After the defeat of historical suffered to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the champions League (8-2), the time is now in upheaval. Of the club president to the director-general or sport, through the executive workforce, a large broom should be operated in the coming days and weeks in Catalonia. The rout of Lisbon marks the end of a golden era where Barça dazzled Europe by its game and its individuals, often from its training centre, the Macia.

Worn by the living legend Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona has certainly lived the most beautiful pages of its history, marked by a decade triumphant in Spain (with 7 titles) and punctuated by two coronations in europe (2011 and 2015). But since then, much water has flowed under the bridges. And, at the end of a catastrophic season in the game as in the results (the first season since 2007-2008), Barça hardly impresses. Worse, he worried. In the quarter-finals of the champions League in Lisbon, the catalan club revealed its limits by signing the wider defeat of its history C1, at the end of a match are unreal and unique sense that recalls in many ways another slap : the 7-1 inflicted Brazil by Germany in the semi-final of the 2014 world Cup.

Soon more than Messi ?

For several months now, many questions existed about the state of the form of the actual catalan. Players like Jordi Alba (Barcelona since 2012) and Ivan Rakitic (from 2014) are loss of speed, while frameworks such as Sergio Busquets (32 years old), Gerard Pique (33 years) or Luis Suarez (33 years old) are reaching the age where the question of their future arises. Annoyed by these delusions to repeat (after Rome and 2018 and Liverpool 2019), Lionel Messi, as we saw shot and indolent during the whole game, has announced the color. The six-time golden ball would now leave the catalan club " if there is no real change this summer ". The former la Masia has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave the club for free in the summer of 2021. Unthinkable just a few months.

from The household perspective

First player of FC Barcelona to be presented in front of the media after the sinking of Lisbon, Gerard Pique has taken responsibility and issued a strong message to the catalan people. "Everyone needs to think about. The club needs changes and I am not talking about neither the coach nor the players, I do not want to designate a person. I think the club needs changes of all kinds. No one is essential. I am the first to propose to me to leave, to leave, because I believe that now we have hit the bottom. I think we all need to look at and reflect internally on what is best for the club, for Barça, it's important. "

In the viewfinder of many of the criticisms, the president of the Blaugrana, Josep Maria Bartomeu is to turn out of his silence after this terrible debacle. "Decisions will be announced and explained in the next few days. Some were already booked before, even before the resumption of the champions League ", said the head of business Spanish, whose mandate ends in a year. Thus, Quique Setien, the coach, the sporting director Éric Abidal and the director general Oscar Grau should all be quickly acknowledged. Mauricio Pochettino and Xavi would be on the shelves of FC Barcelona to take the head of the bench. From his side, and despite the many criticisms, Bartomeu has decided not to submit his resignation. In Barcelona, "the summer ra hot" !

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 04:33

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