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Very hard attack of Rivaldo: "The problem of Barça is not the VAR..."

Published:9/07/2020 - 22:59h

Updated:10/07/2020 - 03:02h

Rivaldo has raised his voice in an interview, and has sent a very hard attack to Barça. The brazilian believes that the club's problem is not the VAR, and in addition to talking about the Champions League and the signings, he has pointed out that Bartomeu wants to divert attention

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The FC Barcelona follows trying raise head, but carries time showing to a delicate change of cycle. The best generation of footballers of his history is coming to an end, the planning has not been the suitable and the impressive rhythm of victories and titles of the last decade begins to flojear. In an atypical season and with some elections in sight, are many those that warn on present and future.

The last in heaving the voice has been Rivaldo, that has dismissed to taste in one of his usual analyses of actuality in 'Betfair'. The one of Recife has shot with bullet to the players, the technical body or the directive, and has explained that, under his point of view, the controversies of the last weeks are not more than a distraction: "In my opinion, the problem of the FC Barcelona is not the VAR or the referee's decisions. The fundamental problem is the low quality of his football. They need to improve to go back to his style and enamorar to all the world.

"It is normal that sometimes bother you the decisions of the VAR, but always have said that I do not think that in the arbitrations there is premeditation in favour of the Real Madrid or of the FC Barcelona", has added, ensuring be of the current of thought that keeps that the big would not have to complain. His very hard attack does not have obviado names, and among others has mentioned the one of the president: "The statements of Bartomeu have different aims, but fundamentally pretended to divert the attention mediática of the moment convulso that it lives the team".

"Accompany to the players in his critical can pursue remove them something of pressure in this so taut moment for the changing room. Although they are struggling by LaLiga, is evident that cross a bad moment, so you begin to signal things like the VAR to justify you in front of the press and the fans and like this allege that it is not your fault, the one of the players or the one of the trainer", has reflexionado, before repeating that the football has to be the solution prioritaria in the City Condal to put end to all the evils.

"You can not say that the VAR is the manager of all when you see how plays the Barça"

"The Barcelona was leader of LaLiga before the stop and now the one who is by in front is the Real Madrid. You can not say that the VAR is the manager of all this, especially when you see how plays the Barcelona", has insisted before centring in the irregular path of the culés: "The derbi against the Espanyol has left me concerned, because all expected something much better, especially after the big party in front of the Villarreal. To me it leaves me concerned, because I do not see to the Real Madrid skate. Fortunately it won the party and at least does not lose the rhythm".

"The Barcelona will be always litigating by LaLiga and is a title that has won many times in the last years. No, this does not concern me. What concerns me, seeing the low rhythm of the team, is the Champions, that would have to be the main aim of the club", has valued, doing reference to a trophy that has raised in three occasions in the last 11 years but that now carries five without heaving . This question is tremendously delicate, since the changing room leads it Leo Messi that it is one of the best footballers of the history.

And as it already has done the '10' several times along the course, Rivaldo has warned that touches to go up the level not to carry another discontent in Europe, and more now that the competition approaches and that will play without the presence of the public, a decisive factor that the crisis of the coronavirus has erased of the map: "Without public, with the Naples launched… the turn of the eighth of final can be dangerous for the Barcelona. And if they classify , have clear that they have to improve to face the final to eight of Lisbon. Although it seem that it is far, the Champions is just around the corner".

Rivaldo Follows betting by Neymar

Before finishing, Rivaldo has thought on signings, and has gone back to stand out that it prefers to Neymar before that to Lautaro Martínez: "Everything aims to that the clause of Lautaro already has expired and that the Barcelona would have to negotiate with the Inter. Definitely, I think that the team has to centre in Neymar. And do it already for this summer. If Neymar joins to Messi, will be again that sensacional team that won so much does years. It is the best signing to encourage to the group and to give alternatives to the parties, and even give rest to Messi".

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