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Koeman uncovered the harsh reality: This Barça does not give him for the Champions

Published:17/02/2021 - 10:01h

Updated:17/02/2021 - 16:16h

FC Barcelona was improving in the League, but in the Champions League it has been 'hit' again for the umpteenth time. Koeman acknowledged at a press conference the shortcomings of a team that simply seems to be failing in the highest level competition

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"I have said several times that are missing us things, to the high level that asks in the Champions, it is necessary to be realistic, are changing things in the team, with young players and important drops. It is necessary to analyse what has happened and improve things. Always it is necessary to aspire to everything, but it is necessary to recognise that they are missing us things". With these words, Ronald Koeman recognised without biting the tongue that to this FC Barcelona no longer gives him for the maximum level.

After receiving his enésima goleada in the League of Champions, the Barça showed that perhaps his problem was not alone of trainer, of game, of tactical system or of character. The culés have dragged many are due to the long of these last seasons, but the Dutch technician analysed the one who is surely the most important, and that is not another that the group barcelonista is not qualified to compete against the best teams of Europe.

The culés have spare staff as to aspire to LaLiga or to the Glass of Rey, and therefore it is necessary to criticise his performance in both competitions, but in the Champions needs more. Koeman destapó After the 1-4 against the PSG what perhaps many already knew, but did not want to see. The Barcelona is underneath of the biggest of the European football to level of experience, of game, of physicist, of hunger and can that even of quality.

The Barcelona have to Leo Messi, that keeps on being the best, have to Frenkie of Jong, that is between the best of the world in his place or to Antoine Griezmann, that led to the France champion of the world, but the reality is that there are players that do not give the size between the best. Sergiño Dest Or Pedri by a question of age, is natural that are far of the superélite European, but concerns that Clément Lenglet; Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets; even the own Griezmann, that follows without fitting, remain so far of the big.

Alba was being of the best in League and in Glass, but the PSG undressed him in defence, as it already did the Bayern of Munich the past year, or the Liverpool does two. Lenglet, after his big first year, is remaining in a central soft and toneless. Busquets, that keeps on being a teacher in the pass, physically no longer is for this type of meetings and the Barça is used to it finish paying. And afterwards it is Ousmane Dembélé, that arrived like a shot and to the that it is necessary to give him margin, but that disappointed in a crash in which it needed him .

Almost any player of the Barça would be to title in the PSG

In summary, the Barça has good material on which grow, with interesting jewels like Pedri, the lesionado Ansu Fati, Dest, Francisco Trincao or Ronald Araújo, but the majority of these names still are not to compete the Champions. On the other hand, of the veterans or of which already are realities, gives the feeling that alone Messi, Of Jong and with luck Dembélé or Griezmann, could be headlines in a PSG, a Bayern, a Manchester City or a Liverpool.

To some no longer gives them the physicist by the age (Busquets or the 'touched' Hammered), to others the petrol only arrives them to attack (Alba or Messi) and there are other footballers that simply in February of 2021 are not qualified to compete against the last finalist of the Champions. Koeman Has left it very clear in press conference to explain this fuss and now will have to be the new president the one who solve this difficult ballot from the next summer.

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