He FC Barcelona started the game yesterday Benito Villamarin as winter champion, and no one seemed to have noticed. Could it be that with climate change winters are no longer the same, or perhaps we have been too distracted by the world of Qatar? I’m not saying that he Betis I had to make a hall of honor for the Barça, but it is that before these details were valued more. Not only did they allow the pythonisos to make their more or less shoddy predictions, but they also marked a before and after in the competition. Basically, it was all about getting a run for being half a champion, or half a champion.
It had been three seasons since he Barça he did not get this honor without a prize and therefore we should not despise him. It is perhaps the first symptom of a forgotten state of mind: that confidence of looking at the other teams in the rear-view mirror. Without a great game, even more practical than attractive, the team of Xavi he is fixing the pieces that allow him to have personality and feel like a winner.
If Rome wasn’t built in a day, they’ll call me a champion. The team is supported by two consolidated positions: ter Stegen, the goalkeeper with the fewest goals scored in Europe, and Lewandowski, top scorer in the Spanish league. In the middle, a constellation of midfielders can be seen more and more that with Gavi y Pedri are a hymn to creative freedom, and with The Young and the eternal Busquets as safe. Around him the rest will grow.
The question is whether this Barça He will be able to endure like this until the end. In the tumultuous winter market he has only dropped ballast, letting out a Bellerín anecdotal now Memphis, the sixth striker. Wednesday’s hard-fought victory against Betis, especially with that second goal that sometimes takes time to arrive, is proof that there is an increasingly defined block, but it seems to me a key challenge to reach the end well: trust more and better in the substitutes, risk and give minutes of value to the youngsters. It is a challenge and at the same time lucky: without this commitment, yesterday we would have missed the exhibition that Balde did.