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"Barca look like they play waiting for Messi to do something"

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Pin Wenger was critical of Barcelona's play after their draw with Slavia Prague. Captura/beINSports
Wenger was critical of Barcelona's play after their draw with Slavia Prague. Captura/beINSports

"Barca look like they play waiting for Messi to do something"

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 1 3,051

Arsene Wenger, one of the most respected coaches in European football in recent years, talked about Barca's situation and the problems Ernesto Valverde's side are facing. The Frenchman says the team have lost their charisma.

An authorised voice to talk about any big European club. Wenger, after a very long spell at Arsenal, participated in a debate on 'beIN Sports' in which he gave his point of view on the bad spell Barca are going through. 

"They are leaders of La Liga and leaders of their Champions League group, but they play like a team in crisis because their style of play is too slow, lacks dynamic and they are very selfish in the final third," the French coach said. 

They also have defensive problems: "Every time they lose the ball, they can concede a goal on the counterattack because they cannot manage to reduce the space for the opponent."

Barca are an interesting case because they have history of shining team play and Leo Messi was the main man who was making the difference. Now it seems like they play and they wait for Messi to do something," he added.

He also talked about the club's real problem: "And before, the music, the basic music, was the fantastic team play, making it difficult to catch the ball, and then on top of that came Messi. Today it looks to me that they lost charisma.”

 

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