Barça’s Resurgence in Europa: A new era under Xavi’s leadership

He Barça is back where it belongs in Europa and giving a coup of authority in the League, after recovering second place with a very authoritative victory in the Metropolitano. In an unbeatable week, Xavi’s team defeated Naples with ease and showed great strength against Atlético. He did it with Cubarsí, completing two almost perfect matches, with Fermín scoring in both matches and with the decisive participation of Lamine, in the Champions League, and Héctor Fort, in the League, among others.

The reconstruction of the Barcelona team, as analyzed Xavi Hernandez a few weeks ago, it’s been going. The Catalan coach presented an eleven, conditioned by the plague of casualties, with an average age of 25.9 years in Europe. Two minors –Cubarsí and Lamine– and only three footballers over thirty –Ter Stegen, Gündogan and Lewandowski– to witness the beginning of what are the first strokes of the Barça from the future. In the League, Cancelo’s absence allowed the entry of Héctor Fort, another product of La Masía. A new era has arrived, to paraphrase Ronald Araujo after the final of that Super Cupin the Catalan club.

Own Xavi He believes that some of these footballers can mark an era for the Barça club. This is how he responded this Friday when asked about Lamine and Cubarsí: “They must continue at this level. Barça is the biggest step in the world of football. The challenge is to remain among the football elite for many years. But they have everything, mentality, conditions and capacity, to do it. They can mark an era in the club and in world football

In the eleven type of Barça of this season are missing due to injury, in addition, Bucket on the left side (20 years old), Pedri y Gavi in midfield (21 and 19). The ‘low cost’ renovation of The door has recovered the commitment decided on The Masia. Turning to the quarry in times of crisis has become the best solution for the Blaugrana. Four homegrown players started in that final against Naples and two more veterans such as Oriol Romeu and Sergi Roberto They already entered the second half. Five started against Atlético and three others, including Casadó, appeared in the second half. All this will lead, almost certainly, to seeing in the Barça of the next stage a ‘baby boom’ that makes it one of the youngest squads among the leading teams of Europa.

The mystery of Ansu

Leaving aside the question of future signings, sticking to the natural evolution of the squad by age and performance, an eleven not far removed from the Barça would be the one formed by Ter Stegen in goal, Koundé, Cubarsi, Araujo and Balde in defence, Frenkie de Jong, Fermín and Gavi in midfield and a trident formed by Pedri, Lamine Yamal and Vitor Roque. Anticipating, of course, that key players today such as Gündogan or Lewandowski They will not be there or will go into the background. The appearance of other young homegrown players like Iñaki Peña and Héctor Fort this season or the return of Eric García and Ansu Fatitransferred in the Girona and Brighton respectively, they would increase that feeling of a national product and youth in a squad that is not prepared for major additions. Not at least in terms of number.

Three goals in one

He Barcelona He would recover, first of all, his identity. I would clean up the accounts, in second, and brand again with the seal of The Masia a team hungry for titles, in third. The question is whether there will be enough patience with a team that, in the words of Xavialready competes with the best in Europa. At the moment she is part of the eight best and aspires to be one of the revelations of this Champions League. El Barcelona of the future is already a reality in the present.

2024-03-29 21:20:10
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