Xavi Hernández durante un partido en Old Trafford


LaLiga and Copa del Rey 'depends' on the management of Barça's dressing room

Published:24/02/2023 - 19:17h

Updated:24/02/2023 - 19:47h

Despite the disappointing Europa League tie, FC Barcelona still has options to win two titles: La Liga and Copa. The possibilities are many, but it all depends on how the culés assume this moment - mentally and emotionally

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The FC Barcelona has a long way by in front, although only it remains alive in two competitions: LaLiga, where is leader, and Glass of Rey, tournament in which it has reached the semifinals. The ones of Xavi Hernández come to fall in the Europe League, in hands of the Manchester United, to sign, by second consecutive year, a double elimination in the old continent. Now, all depend on how the team manage the hours and days 'post' to the 'KO'.

'Management' will be a fashionable word in the Barça in the weeks to come, because for the Barça will be an authentic challenge attain that the goodbye in the Europe League do not affect to what is doing the team in LaLiga Santander and Glass of Rey. Taking in account the recent antecedents, Xavi Hernández has a big work by in front to avoid, mainly, that the Barcelona group fall in full month of February.

Although it has desvelado that the changing room is not knocked down by the elimination, the disappointment is absolute, especially by how came the team. And it is that the big problem is that the Barça has not achieved to move his regularity in LaLiga to Europe. Neither in the phase of groups of Champions League, where alone could win to Viktoria Plzen, neither in the Europe League, of which sacked in previous phase without being able to win to the Manchester United (2-2 and 2-1). A blow in all the norm that, if it does not manage well, can bring a sinfín of consequences.

Xavi Hernández happens to be in the focus and the paper that can have in the changing room of the Barça will be fundamental. No longer they cost only the tactical changes, the positions of the players, the confidence was and inside the lawn... To the of Terrassa him urge turn into a 'managing' of changing room, as they said him usually to Zinedine Zidane in the Real Madrid, to avoid that the titles at stake go by the fret. Here, definitively, it begins to test in the elite.

Antecedents more than negative

The eliminations and blows yes happen bills. Of this there are not doubts. Without going further, it is necessary to review what sucedió the past year when the Barça when it fell against the Eintracht of Frankfurt in the quarter-finals of the Europe League. The culés contested eight days of League after this party, with four triumphs and four 'pricks' (three defeats and a tie).

In the following three clashes after the 'disaster' against the German team, the Barça only achieved a victory by the minimum. It was defeat in front of the Cádiz (0-1), triumph in front of the Real Sociedad (0-1) and new fall in front of the Ray Vallecano (0-1). Curiously, the Barça finished this season without being able to win home, because in the following party in front of the Villarreal went back to remain 'KO' (0-2).

Although there were not consequences 'grave', because the Barça did not have possibilities to win LaLiga in front of the solvency of the Real Madrid, the team remained very touched emotionally. History that had repeated a year before after the 'disaster' against the Paris Saint-Germain, before in front of the Bayern, Liverpool, Rome...

It can be different this year?

The difference of this season regarding previous courses is the moment in which it arrives the 'blow'. By the well and by the bad. The Barça before had remained deleted around the middle of April or even May, without explaining the 'KO' in front of the PSG of the 2021, with the season near to finalise. Now, it has sucedido to finals of February and with the course in full dispute.

The Barcelona group follows alive in LaLiga, to which are missing him 16 days for contesting, and is in the semifinals of the Glass of Rey, by what if the team achieves the formula for 'fall' emotionally, could follow competing by the titles. Also, it can go in in consideration that there is more 'leaders' in the changing room that can 'impose' to avoid 'bajones'.

Everything will depend on, again, how manage these days complicated Xavi Hernández. It has to learn of the errors of the past year and head to his team to the 'triplete' national, because have serious options to carry LaLiga and are very 'hover' of the Glass of Rey.

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