VALVERDE, A NEW CASE
Barça continues to fall into the trap of keeping technicians exhausted
Published:6/01/2020 - 17:01h
Updated:6/01/2020 - 17:01h
With Ernesto Valverde in command, FC Barcelona is in an evident decline despite the leadership of LaLiga. It remained after the Champions debacles, in a case that reminds others of the past
When Ernesto Valverde arrived to the FC Barcelona does three seasons, achieved sobreponer to the drop of Neymar contributing his cool ideas that were him very well to the team. The technician extremeño solidified the centre of the field to fault of a reliable relief for the Brazilian and won League and Champions with a game that, although it was not spectacularly brilliant, was solid in defence and effective in attack.
It won a doublet in this first campaign, although fracasó in Champions League with a goleada of the Rome. In spite of this, the Txingurri had deserved follow to the control of the team another season and did it, but the game worsened. The Barça lost the reliability that had won in defence and this finish it paying with another goleada historical in League of Champions against the Liverpool and a defeat in the Glass of Rey.
The Catalan club held on to that the team had won LaLiga -remember that in front of a Real Madrid and an Athletic to very low level like opponents- and had arrived far in Glass and Champions to guarantee his continuity. Resultadismo Pure and hard. During the season, already saw to a Valverde exhausted, with some caducous ideas that no longer served to raise to a team that won with the just and that went out of sorts.
Already it went by resultadismo, by the ego of Bartomeu that it had renewed him in February and that did not want to throw backwards or by request of the staff, Valverde finish remaining and the team can pay it expensive. Leader in LaLiga, yes. Leader in the phase of groups, yes. But with an ineffectiveness in front of rivals complicated -and no so complicated- that does that if the team goes back it to him to hit estrepitosamente in Europe -and what is not Europe- will not be at all that extrañar.
The symptoms of the weakening of the team warn and are not treacherous. The Barça it fía everything to the apparitions of Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann and to the stops of Marc-André ter Stegen. And like this it does not win to the best, as already it could check. The Real Madrid, the Athletic of Madrid, the Borussia Dortmund and the Inter of Milan showed recently that leave naked to the Barça already is near at hand of many.
The Barça goes back to trip with the same stone
What sucedió the summer happened with Valverde -keep him a year more in spite of the evident decline of the team- is not something new, but it already occurred. Frank Rijkaard is good example of this, since his season after the doublet was decadent and, in spite of this, kept him in the charge for, of course, fracasar again. We remember also that the last season of Pep Guardiola and the one of Luis Enrique also were the most toneless of his stages. Like this then , the cycle can repeat.