Barcelona are needlessly hyping up players that don't deserve it
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Ah, good times when we, Barcelona fans, could imagine our squad swiping through teams left and right without caring of what rival we are taking one and what players are out on the pitch.
We signed up a bunch of players that had the potential to become regular starters, most of them still being young. I mean, the oldest guy on the pic was Coutinho and he was 26 at the time, was supposed to be at his peak. We expected great things from Dembele, Malcom, Arthur, Umtiti, and Coutinho and where are they now?
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. 1. Dembele is constantly injured, played 9 matches this season.
2. Malcom was sold to Zenit despite looking good when given the chance.
3. Arthur is now Juventus player.
4. Umtiti is still at the club but he 's a shadow of his old self.
5. Coutinho is on loan at Bayern and will most likely be sold this summer.
Sure, our standard was high because we've had Leo Messi playing for us for 15 seasons and we knew what true class means. But how could have we been so wrong about these five players?
Well, I think we weren't wrong, it's just that somehow it all broke down. Like the Murphy's law "everything that could've gone wrong did go wrong."
All these players are world-class potential but we have Ousmane and Samuel fighting injuries, Coutinho that was never played in his position (a position that Barca don't even have on their match sheet) while Malcom and Arthur were shipped away for cash because we needed to balance books. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Well, it goes down to 2 things - bad luck and mismanagement. We've lost 3 years of good football. We didn't need Valverde, Setien is an emergency option. This season has been a total mess but there's at least on good news -- the board will be gone in a year's time.