Valverde’s future depends on his Champions League journey
“You cannot let go of it because it is the most important and the most regular competition, there is also the Copa del Rey, but the Champions League is the main objective of the dressing room.” – Carles Alena
Carles Alena, 20 is a product of La Masia and who is yet make a momentous impact in his senior team. He pays center midfield, being inspired by club legends like Xavi and Busquets.
Valverde’s future is yet to be decided, as his Barcelona is struggling to keep clean sheets. Only 4 points separate Barca who is at the top with 24 points, from Real Madrid who’s at 6th with the League table. The competition for winning La Liga is tougher than ever as they are struggling to keep clean sheets.
Barcelona’s campaign was summed up by their performance against Real Betis, as they have a heavy clash waiting against arch-rivals Atletico Madrid after the international break. An away trip to PSV won’t be an easy task.
It was a dramatic performance by Roma, a defining moment in the history of champions league competition as they emerged as winners by turning the deficit in Stadio Olimpico. It is hard to think of something like that in this year’s competition.
They have had 3 wins and a draw in their opening four games in the group stage. however, it looks like Barcelona is not prepared for this year’s competition. As they heavily depend on Lionel Messi and Suarez to score every single game they play.
“Yes, it is clear that the Champions League is a thorn that is stuck in our side,”
“People are excited about the Champions League and we, too, have not won for a few years and it’s the main objective,” – Carles Alena
In recent times, Real Madrid has overshadowed their rivals with winning the champions league in the last four times out five years. A 5-1 thrashing victory in El Clásico has sent a powerful message and restored some faith amongst their fans, Real is struggling to find their best and are in the process of rebuilding. With no clear favorites to win this year’s title, Barcelona has got a lot to play to prove their pro-potency.
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