The players of the FC Barcelona, sad after the tie against the Espanyol

A BARÇA WITH TWO FACES

The bipolarity of the FC Barcelona puts in risk the titles in 2020

Published:5/01/2020 - 02:52h

Updated:5/01/2020 - 11:11h

If the FC Barcelona wants to conquer titles this season 2019-20, will have to save the mask of Mr. Hyde And put more times the one of the Dr. Jekyll. The team doesn't find the regularity

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It can not pretend win LaLiga and the rest of titles in dispute playing to half gas, or showing defensive lagoons in more than half of the parties of the present season 2019-20. The FC Barcelona -and in concrete Ernesto Valverde- has the luck to explain in the forward with some of the most lethal players of the planet. Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Griezmann when has the day are used to to resolve big part of the problems of the Barça, without forgetting to other footballers that contribute his granite of sand when they are on the lawn, as Arturo Vidal or Ansu Fati.

In the goal Marc-André ter Stegen has minimised also the problems backwards during big part of the course, and notices when it is not. No because Net was a bad goalkeeper, neither much less, but simply because it is not Ter Stegen. It could say that so much the attack as it put it are very covered, although this does not serve so that the Barça do not suffer in almost each meeting.

In defence, Gerard Hammered can not do it everything. Lenglet Is showing an irregular level in the last months, of the same form that sucede with the sides. And in the centre of the field, more than the same. Busquets, Of Jong and Rakitic have shined in some parties, but in others show dense, horizontals and without the necessary freshness as to break lines.

Like block, besides, the FC Barcelona suffers a syndrome that little by little is turning into chronic. With the 'derbi' in front of the Espanyol, already are six the parties of League that have begun losing. Antaño Gave the feeling that, although this sucediera, the team had the solidity and the necessary balance as to trace back without problems. Now, every time it is more difficult and the traced back remain half.

When lacking freshness, intensity and rhythm of game, the Barcelona atasca and no only costs him generate danger to offensive level, but backwards it suffers more than the expected. This mental blockade does that the rivals grow , and gives the feeling that nowadays practically any team of the elite would be able to hurt to the Barcelona of Ernesto Valverde.

The rivals feed of the fears of the Barça

The doubts of the culés in the distinct facets of the game give oxygen to the opponents, that when they measure to the group culé play always with an extra motivation given the name and prestige of the club. With the numbers in the hand, any criticism to the Barcelona team could seem exaggerated: it leaves leader in LaLiga -empatado with the Real Madrid-, is in eighth of Champions League -classified like first of group- and in the next days can win the first title of the season, the Supercopa of Spain.

The feelings, however, are used to to be contradictory and the only consolation is that to the direct rivals is them sucediendo the same, or even in worse degree. Precisely therefore, the Barça would have to take advantage of the situation to improve his weaknesses, show more conclusive and dominate of hegemonic form, especially in LaLiga. Has team of leftovers for this. The problem is that it is necessary to believe it... And to day of today, in addition to good game, lacking confidence.

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