Xavi Hernández during the party Seville-FC Barcelona


Xavi's first diagnosis: Barça, with many weak points

Published:25/12/2021 - 23:55h

Updated:26/12/2021 - 10:40h

Xavi Hernández knew that FC Barcelona was in a difficult situation, but he did not know the magnitude of the team's problems and shortcomings. The situation is more serious than he expected

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Xavi Hernández is optimistic with the future of his FC Barcelona, but knows that the situation is traumatic and full of problems. The tie in front of the Seville, a party that the Barcelona dominated largely, went the last (but enésima proof) that to the team, although it try it, does not reach him with what has to day of today. It goes further of the talent or capacities of the players and takes part the fault of confidence or the reliability in them same.

The trainer egarense gave the key of his diagnostic in the room of press of Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, aiming that "we have deserved to win, have had them with one less they, but also eleven against once. We have played to what want. The team goes growing. We are well in pressure after loss, in high pressure, but go us with a tie (...) Have a feeling agridulce because the feeling of the team is good. It will cost me sleep because we would have to have won because we have been half hour with one more". However, it follows without being sufficient.

And it is that one of the big problems of this Barça is being that it fits too many goals. From the arrival of Xavi Hernández have been seven, and results curious that five of them have arrived after a played of strategy (against the Seville, the last). The team 'lose' in the unemployed balloon and loses any faculty to defend: they can have five culés covering to the striker... And it does not happen at all.

This is in the defence, but in the attack is where there are more problems for the culés. They can happen the 90 minutes of the party merodeando the rival area and the goals go to resist. Gerard Hammered recognised it once, after the party against the Athletic of Madrid: "And we could be three hours playing to the football that would not put a goal. It is difficult. We are suffering, I go you to be sincere. It does not remain another that follow struggling and working. We have to desconectar and go back with more strengths".

The Barça has a serious problem in the areas and Xavi wants to find a solution, but is complicated. The youngsters keep on being the big illusion and hope of the culés. The one of Terrassa recognised it, in fact. They are sustaining to the team and leaving evidenciados to which would have to take the leadership and carry to the culés to a mejoría. It is not happening and the Barça can not remain in a situation in which it depend absolutely of his promises.

This would be a complete error. They are young players, that go to make a mistake an and again until learning. It is a cycle by which have happened all and will not be the exception. Leo Messi had to his 'master' in the field, also in the Barça, as well as Gerard Hammered, Xavi, Iniesta... It remains the feeling that, for the time being, the youngsters do not have who help them to that the way was simpler... And, as they are the only that appear, run with the bad luck to be signalled if something goes out bad.

The economy does not invite to the optimism

In normal situations, to fault of effective and players 'reliable', the Barça would go out to the market to concretise two or three incorporations that achieve the balance in the team, but now the economic crisis and fault of 'cash' drowns to the Barcelona. There is not with what go out to buy and Ferran Torres aims to be the only incorporation in January, in addition to Dani Alves. It remains to see if it is sufficient for 'cure' all the evils that has the Barcelona picture in the actuality... But it will be complicated.


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