The defeat in their own stadium against Osasuna, endorsed Real Madrid as champions of the Spanish league (LaLiga Santande
r), which did not fail and won their match against Villarreal 2-1.The days are numbered for current Barça coach Quique Setien, and one of the most talked-about replacements for the Cantabrian coach is Xabi Hernandez, the great former midfielder who spent 17 seasons with Barcelona's first team. Lionel Messi has also spent many seasons with the first team (he made his debut in 2004), and so far he has failed to win a title in just one. Therefore, due to this erratic year on the part of the Catalan team, it can return to stay in the dry dock as far as titles, if it does not manage to recover the flight and to obtain a challenge of most difficult: to gain the Champions League.The culé team questioned at presentThe voices begin to resound asking for a change of cycle, and most of the players of the current team of Barcelona are questioned, even the sacred cows like Pique, Busquets, Jordi Alba or Messi himself: In fact, a part of the culé fans is considering the sale of the Argentine player to receive a good economic injection, since he is already 33 years old and it is thought that he has already given all the best to the blaugrana club, and his football level will be in decline. And it is that the renovation of the contract that expires in June of 2021 still has not become effective, and a part of the fans and of the press of Barcelona begins to consider if it is really positive that strong dependency that Barcelona has with the Argentinean star.
In football terms, it is clear that the current Barcelona is far from the one that shone with Pep Guardiola, who won 14 titles in 4 seasons, including 2 Champions League. Another of the keys that the unique partnership between Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez did not find new partners for the Flea, so the game of the team was losing spark irremediably. The fact is that players like Coutinho, Dembelé or Griezmann have quality to spare, but the truth is that more was expected of them. These and other factors have caused Barcelona to lose the title in their own stadium to a theoretically inferior rival and, to this day, they are not among the favourite teams to win the Champions League in sports betting.Messi was also very critical of the team after losing the league titleMessi has been with the club for many years and knows his surroundings well.
He knew that after making it easy for Real Madrid to win the title, it was time to stand up and appear in the press: "We didn't expect to end the season like this, but it marks what the whole year was like, a very irregular team, which they beat by intensity and by desire. "If we want to fight for the Champions League we are going to have to change. If we are not going to lose against Naples," said Leo Messi to numerous media.