OPINION: What Is Happening At FC Barcelona?
FC Barcelona is far from being in an ideal position after an upsetting La Liga start.
The Catalan club has not won any of their last three La Liga matches and could possibly not be on the course of winning the competition. The narrow win against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League was a clear picture that the club might not be among the favorites to lift the cup.
Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest player of all time in the eyes of many, but the Barca legend is not the solution to all the problems the team has. Some believe Messi has not been in his usual excellent form this season due to the player’s lack of scoring open goals. However, Messi remains Barcelona’s most decisive player.
There is also a clear defense and midfield problem at FC Barcelona. Head coach Ronald Koeman even admitted this problem after the Dynamo Kyiv match that “the main problem was in midfield where we didn’t have much control, so it was more difficult to control the game and our defense had a lot of problems’ ‘.
Midfielder Sergio Busquets is also believed by many to be far from his ideal form. Busquets’ qualities can never be disregarded, but the player has not been performing well in several of this season’s fixtures.
New signings Pedri and Serginho Dest have shown they have the potential to become great players. Pedri played a great game against FC Barcelona’s win against Juventus in the Champions League and Dest impressed in the Classico game against Real Madrid, which FC Barcelona lost 3-1.
French forward Antoine Griezmann is yet to make an impression at FC Barcelona. This season, he scored an important goal against Alaves to equalize the score, but the player still has a lot to offer.
One of the good news for Barcelona this past week was the return of their first-choice goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Ter Stegen played the game against Dynamo Kyiv and made some really important saves.