Leo Messi and Marc-André ter Stegen after a match of Barça

THEY BOTH NEED HELP

Barça needs a team, not just Messi and Ter Stegen

Published:26/01/2020 - 21:01h

Updated:26/01/2020 - 21:01h

Barça sank again against Valencia and got another disappointment in the 2019-20 season. The catalans do not have enough with Leo Messi and Marc-André ter Stegen, and they need a team in conditions

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It seemed that with Quique Setién the FC Barcelona could begin to trace back, but Valencia gave him a hard hit of reality. In Mestalla saw a day more to a team limited and stray, with two very brilliant stars that are not sufficient to light a way that is full of darkness and challenges. Today more than ever, in the City Condal thinks that to play to football does not suffice only with two piece of leaders.

In the coliseo blanquinegro, the performance of the culés resume with the interventions of Marc-André ter Stegen and Leo Messi. Neither I Hammered it was I Hammered, neither Of Jong was Of Jong and there is little that say of the rest, except that Antoine Griezmann can not lose treating to avoid that his path like barcelonista seem an authentic Russian mountain. To the of Macon so prompt touches him go up like launching slope down and without brakes.

This team is not team because it does not have defence, and the German carries months saving his lacks. To banks of the Turia gave an authentic recital and remained short, but the odd is that stopping a penalti and acting in four or five clear occasions, could not keep the goal to zero. It is one of the best of the world, but the best, in his place, but is not superman. The Saturday attacked him the pupilos of Albert Celades and other times the Granada, the Raise or the Athletic, but the common factor is that it always lives in a rain of shots of which anybody hits to save him.

The history does not change too much in attack, and is that this team is not team because only one commands in the offensive, if acaso sometimes two, but now no longer because Luis Suárez is lesionado. The 17 goals and nine assistances of the captain see limited because there is not a nine opening spaces, and because when it looks to the sides sees to Ousmane Dembélé in the infirmary, to Carles Pérez looking for team, to Antoine tried find his place and to Ansu Fati descifrando a right band that does not understand. Neither from backwards it arrives him at all, neither in front it moves anybody.

In half, the centre of the field drowns in no man's land, unable to cover holes or to create them. The Barça, recognizable group where there are them, does not clear with the balloon and is extremely fragile without him. Frenkie Or Arthur promise, to Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal seems to remain them petrol, but test to the one who test , neither the order neither the touch, touch and touch finish to work. The command follows being, but the danger and the consistency does time that went .

The Barça has to help to Messi and Ter Stegen

Messi and Ter Stegen, two authentic superestrellas, need help, need that the Barça again was a team. And this has several managers, beginning by his own mates. The cracks, young and veterans, have to step forward, and confirm reason called them to play in the Camp Nou. This temple is not place for any one, and home costs too much win and far already is all a chimaera. Attitude, commitment, and prowess throw in fault in but occasions, because no only with quality resolve the puzzles.

The problem is thing of the players, but also need explanations by a doubtful planning. Every time it is greater the feeling that Bartomeu and company go running to cover the goteras, without darse that the ceiling of the club is increasingly near to collapse . It touches to seat some minutes and reflexionar, to think if the best is to treat to save it or leave step to others that can renew it. The team is an all and no only two retouchings, is not to go back entirely crazy when it bursts a surprise like the one of Neymar.

And finally, perhaps Ernesto Valverde was not so guilty, and perhaps Quique Setién need something more than time to react. The question is that to these heights, the fight by the titles does not expect, and all have to row in the same sense to improve. The two more brilliant stars deserve support, because to day of today, this is not a team. The Barça needs a team, and no only to Messi and Ter Stegen.

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