Luis Suarez no longer needed at Barcelona says Koeman
The Champions League has changed several things within European Football. The huge loss that Barcelona faced against Bayern Munich has confronted the club with several uncomfortable questions. The Champions League upsets saw many iconic coaches being relieved from their posts. Coach Quique Setién was released the very night of Barca’s greatest European defeat. Following this, Juventus’ head coach Sarri was also sacked as he failed to deliver his team past the french magicians, Lyon.
The clubs realized the necessity of a revised and better format of play and thus appointed coaches who could probably live up to the expectations. Both the clubs are giants in their respective leagues and have had a colossal past history. Therefore, getting ahead coach wasn’t that difficult. Barca appointed Ronald Koeman and Juve went with their former captain Andre Pirlo. However, what followed was definitely unprecedented.
Suarez faces termination threat
We have already acknowledged the fact both the teams needed a complete shake up and the coaches have also been thinking in a similar line of thought. However, Ronald Koeman has come up with some tough calls to generate a complete rearrangement of the team at Camp Nou. Nonetheless, what is extremely shocking is that recently, star striker at Barca, Luis Suarez was informed that he is no longer needed in the club. The club’s 3rd all-time leading goalscorer has been efficient at the frontline and has also developed a fantastic understanding with Lionel Messi. However, Koeman has entirely different plans for the team and he has made some strong statements and promises. Therefore he has recently finalized a number of controversial statements.
However, Suarez is not the only player that faces the threat of being released. Players like Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and are also at the end of their careers in Barcelona. Koeman has expressed his views in regard to these players and it is only a matter of time before these players walk out of Camp Nou one last time. The new boss probably has plans to initiate young talents within the team. Ansu Fati is reported to extend his tenure at Camp Nou and is sure to be a humongous asset to the team. Several senior players like Gerrard Pique and Sergio Busquets also confront the threat of termination and are under a strict radar.
Messi rumored to leave Barca
However, the shock and awe don’t seem to leave the Camp Nou as Messi is rumored to have expressed his wish to leave the club. His disappointment had been evident as Barca lost to Bayern and his growing misunderstandings with the club president Bartomeu might be the reason. He has recently been considered at Man City and Inter Milan and the Argentinian might also be weighing his prospects. He has no doubt excelled in his play, but soccer isn’t a one-man show ever. Therefore, he might also think of other ways to conquer Europe.
The Coach at Nou Camp is definitely eyeing young talent as he aims to bag Lautaro Martinez from Milan and is yet to disclose his plans further. However, isn’t it a huge risk to overcrowd the team with pace and no experience at all. In the end, if Koeman can get results, he is alright.
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