Luis Enrique says that there is a good possibility of Barcelona being in the market for some couple of players during the January transfer window.
The club has been decimated by injuries in recent times, while the transfer window freeze upon the club has also affected their chances of improving the squad as they would have liked. Despite being the dominant in the league and Europe, Barcelona are aware that the team has issues with regard to squad strength. The club may struggle to have the same kind of results if they encounter a couple of injuries.
Barcelona sealed a second consecutive league title after a 3-0 win over Granada in the final day of the 2015-16 season.
Luis Enrique praised the performance of his players after having pipped Real Madrid by just one point. Barcelona seemed to be heading for a comfortable finish to the league title race only in the start of March.
Barcelona have been criticised for their media performance in a 2-0 win over Real Betis.
However, manager Luis Enrique has defended his players by saying that the media have been baselessly accusing them of performing poorly. A third consecutive win in the league helped Barcelona move closer towards the league title. They remain level on points with Atletico Madrid and just one point ahead of Real Madrid, but it is such a promising position than they were a few weeks ago. Barcelona had a 10 point advantage at the start of March, but three consecutive defeats have left them in a very vulnerable position.
Barcelona is actually a team which is known for snatching points from the opposition and not for handing out points.
But, on Saturday, when they were playing Madrid, the latter was the case as the Catalan giants tasted their 4th defeat in the Spanish top tier in the 2015-16 Season.
Defeat itself was indigestible, but, more than that, the position from which it came, it would have been dispiriting and would probably cause a few of the Barcelona players lose a couple of nights’ sleep.
Barcelona players rarely speak about having affection towards Real Madrid and this is the case once again with goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
After proving to be a hit in his first season with the Catalan club, the German goalkeeper is looking forward to more first-team opportunities at the Camp Nou. He helped the club win the Champions League, while he was the second choice goalkeeper in the league matches. The young age of the German is likely to convince Luis Enrique that he will be the permanent replacement for Victor Valdes.
Yesterday’s Champions League game versus Manchester City was big for every Barcelona player. Well, whenever you play in the Europe, it’s big. No matter which team you play for and which team you are playing against.
But, there was one player who had many things to prove in that game and that was none other than Luis Suarez. He is absolutely hated in England, that guy. More so after what he said to the English media after scoring two glorious goals against the Three Lions in the World Cup played not so long ago.
Even with the arrival of Suarez and a few other players that were signed to Barcelona a few months ago, it made no difference towards the final outcome of the Spanish club during the previous underwhelming season where they lost against Copa del Rey in a finals match when playing against Real Madrid as well as failing to win La Liga title which was won by Athletic Madrid, it truly was a disappointing season compared to other seasons when Barcelona seemed to be unstoppable with more and more trophies being added to their collection.
Top clubs from around the world are getting ready for the January transfer window by preparing their financial power in order to start signing some of their respective winter targets but Barcelona will have to settle with the players that they already have at their disposal as they are not allowed to sign any new performers in 2015.