DIt is of what Xavi took over the Barcelona, there is an attempt on the part of the team to turn the situation around. Sometimes, like the game against him Granada, it is not achieved, but little by little a certain improvement is being seen. The team has added 15 out of 24 possible points. But nevertheless, Xavi he still has a lot of work ahead of him. The bloc continues to suffer from some obvious problems. Errors that condemn you.
Goals from set pieces
The strategy goals are being a big problem. Since Xavi came to the team, the Catalans have fitted in LaLiga eight targets and half of them have been the result of the stopped ball. Specifically, the two goals against Osasuna, that of David Garca arrived after a foul and the chimy village after a skull, the Papu Gmez of Sevilla, also a corner kick, and the one on Saturday Granada. Therefore, the Barça block is being penalized a lot for this type of action.
The disconnection suffered by the Barcelona In many final straights of the matches he ends up paying very dearly. It is one of the great problems that you must solve Xavi Immediately. In LaLiga, the culs have conceded so many in the last 15 minutes in four games of the eight that the former midfielder has on the bench. Against him Villarreal, Chukwueze he scored 1-1 at 76, but the team which reacted and ended up adding the three points. He was not so lucky in the engagement against Betis Y Osasuna. Against Granada history was repeated. In the closing bars they have let out seven points.
The Barcelona He is fragile in defense. Since i Xavi in command, they have only managed to leave the goalkeeper to zero in a couple of encounters (Spanish Y Mallorca). This is an overall problem, although the main ones mentioned are Ter Stegen and the defenders. On occasion, there has been a glimpse of the pressure that Xavi wants his team to exert in the rival field, but it has been intermittent.
The gap with the leader
The distance in qualifying can also take its toll. When Xavi caught the team, and after the tie in Vigo, the Catalans were 12 points behind the leader, the Real Madrid. Now that distance reaches 17. That’s right, the goal of getting into Champions it’s closer now.
Xavi I defined it in the press room of The Crimes as “lack of experience”. It’s about the inability to handle matches. It has been happening throughout the course that the Only he is not capable of temporizing when necessary. Hence the scares on the final straights. Not knowing how to handle tempos. Something in which, precisely, Xavi he was an expert as a player.