Seeing how Barcelona lost easily to Juventus, those who have watched football live even more sympathize with the hopeless efforts of Lionel Messi.
Until now, perhaps the question “What philosophy is Barcelona under Ronald Koeman football?” has not been answered for fans. Perhaps it is difficult for even ball experts to answer this question. Because Barca is still themselves in the previous seasons, a style called “Messi is everything”.
Barcelona now won a ticket to the eighth round of the Champions League, but is there a live football viewer who believes that the home team of the Nou Camp will go to the quarterfinals, let alone the final? Koeman’s Barca at this time is simply an extremely ordinary team. A team that as long as their opponent is ahead of them won’t be able to get up.
Before Juventus, once again people saw how lonely and lost Lionel Messi. The Argentinian superstar has a very good game. He is the one who launched the most number of shots with 11 shots on target, of which 7 times the ball hit the target. The M10 has a total of 125 touches and 19 double hand disputes, more than any other player on the pitch. So what do you get in the end?
Messi’s teammates are still the same. They played weakly, did not show the spirit that they had to win like M10 showed. Messi’s great rival Ronaldo only needs 4 shots to have a double and those are all goals on the 11m mark. Saying so to see the deficiencies in Barca’s defense and if they really sympathize with Messi’s efforts, perhaps Lenglet or Pique did not play so superficially.
Messi agreed to stay, but his soul must no longer be on the grass of the Nou Camp. With each passing week, the image of a 33-year-old man who has to put on his shoulder the burden of the entire team has become something very familiar. El Pulga deserves more than that after what he has done for this club in his glorious career.
A relief, sooner or later, is perhaps what Messi needs?