Monday, May 19, 2014

Ungrateful Barcelona

Barcelona is a great team with lousy fans. After having given them so much, they were not big enough to support Lionel Messi when the young lad is obviously going through a different time. I doubt they would have done the same to Xavi, Puyol or Busquets, their Catalonian boys. Messi will be staying in Barcelona for at least two years more. But at one point they will discard him with no thanks. 
One who was discarded with no thanks was Tata Martino, who has been replaced by Luis Enrique, who played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid in the 1990s. He was coaching Celta Vigo until now. It will be interesting to see how he will do, as he seems relatively untested at that level, with a lousy period in Roma behind him as well. On the positive side he knows the club, and understands expectations from the ungrateful lot.
His first challenge will be to strengthen the team and first step was already taken by signing the young Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
The ungrateful doors of Barcelona are open.

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