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The many doubts of Barcelona

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The many doubts of Barcelona

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The Barca board hope to resolve Ernesto Valverde's exit and Xavi's arrival soon. A movement that generates several doubts and questions about the situation and Barca.

Questions, questions and more questions are being asked in a crucial few hours for Barcelona. The Barcelona board is waiting for Xavi to decide whether to take the job now or in July.

The Spanish Supercup defeat against Atlético was a blow that hasn't gone down very well with the Barca board. Although they are top of the league and had a solid Champions League group stage, patience has run out with Ernesto Valverde.

Doubts about their play and disappointment at peak times could see Valverde not see out the month of January, but there is an obvious question that appears: would sacking Valverde and hiring Xavi solve anything?

Moreover, this raises the intrinsic question of whether Xavi is ready and whether the time is right. Although his arrival would serve to lay the foundations for a future project, the demand for trophies could make Xavi crash and burn before the project is complete.

Valverde's contract ends in the summer and Barca's first wish was to keep him until then. In fact, it will be just that if Xavi prefers to stay in Qatar longer. That's why fans are also questioning why they are weighing up his dismissal now, after the Super Cup, and not after the Liverpool debacle.

Radomir Antic, who Real Madrid sacked when they were top of the league, came out in defence of Ernesto Valverde on Sunday and look more at the squad. "It's been a while since anyone's talked about football at Barça, but they've talked about parties and meals".

The truth is that there are several unknowns regarding the team. Suárez's operation leaves Barca without a starting number 9 for the next few weeks and it will be more than necessary for Antoine Griezmann take a step forward, who wasn't at his best in the Super Cup.

There was also doubts about Samuel Umtiti in the match against Atlético. Does Piqué need competition? Will it be necessary to go for a CB in January? Should Todibo be given a chance instead of looking for an exit for him? Will Messi' best version be enough?

There are many questions that the fans ask themselves and also the board who are looking for their first answer from Xavi, who will have to deal with many doubts from now on or in summer.

 

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