Barcelona may be the club with the strongest political color in football. This giant football club in northeastern Spain is one of the most successful clubs in history, but in the course of the club's development, "politics" has always occupied an important position.
In the Franco era, Barcelona represented the opposition, and the Nou Camp was bombed in 1938. Today, politics is still one of the central topics of the Nou Camp. For example, there is still the Catalan flag on the team badge, which reflects the club's attitude towards Catalan independence events.
However, even if the real politics is aside, Barcelona will be the most "political" club.
The unique election, authorization and management model makes the club a small society that connects Barcelona people from all over the world. Between players and coaches, debates about locker room politics and how coaches should manage players have always been hot topics.
In front of players, Guardiola is not a good gentleman, especially for players like Yaya Toure and Eto'o that he does not like. But Gua Shuai knows how to get the support of the players when he needs it.
Enrique has a similar charm, as long as he makes up his mind, he will not give in easily. However, Enrique came at a bad time when the "political environment" within the club had begun to deteriorate. Enrique's predecessor, Martino, has always suffered under Roselle. At the time, Roselle had always wanted to remove the brand that Guardiola had left Barcelona.
After Enrique left under pressure, Valverde took over the coach. At that time Barcelona had lost a lot of things.
Without the exciting press conference, the team is not hungry for victory and so on. Valverde is like a robot when he coaches the team. Sometimes it feels like he chooses the starter based on the name behind the jersey, not the strength of the lineup.
However, Valverde's efforts have paid off, and the two La Liga titles cannot be ignored. But in the formation, Valverde also made some mistakes, allowing some players who shouldn't play to occupy the starting positions.
The best example is Coutinho. For a whole year, the Brazilian state has been erratic, playing only one or two games, taking away a lot of other players' time.
After Setien took over from Valverde to the Nou Camp, Barcelona fans thought that the coach would no longer deliberately prefer meritorious players.
At the first press conference, Setien gave everyone hope that he would select players based on strength rather than fame. He said: "The first team players need to understand that excellent young players will also have the opportunity to play. The first team players need to have a sense of crisis, this must be clarified."
But at present, he is just talking.
In the first few games of coaching, Setien did show some personality: he replaced Puic in the game against Granada and Collado in the away game against Valencia.
But the bitter defeat in the face of Valencia allowed Setien to make a difference. He began to pick players like Valverde. Since then, Puic's playing time is very limited, and Corrido has almost no chance to play. So Barcelona fans can only look at the stars who are no longer young and are tired of running on the court, and that time should be used to train young players.
During this period, Setien said: "These young players from La Masia did not prove to me that they can gain a foothold in the first team."
After the quarantine was lifted, Barcelona fans discovered that Araujo had appeared on the squad against Mallorca. They thought Setien had finally figured it out after three months without football.
Suarez returned from injury in the game against Mallorca, but it seems that he cannot start in the game against Sevilla a week later. Setien said that Suarez's state was not enough to play 90 minutes at the time, but he played all the time at the Pisjuan Stadium. Although the Uruguayan was in poor form before the game against Celta, the coach was still reluctant to change him.
苏亚雷斯在对阵马洛卡的比赛中受伤退出，但是似乎他一周后无法对阵塞维利亚的比赛开始了。 Setien说Suarez的状态当时不足以打90分钟，但他一直在Pisjuan Stadium比赛。尽管乌拉圭人在对塞尔塔的比赛前状态不佳，但教练仍然不愿意改变他。
To some extent, this made Fati, Brethwaite and Griezmann a lot less playing time.
After the 2-2 draw with Celta, fans still wondered why Araujo's appearance was still ranked behind Umtiti.
The Uruguayan defender has performed well before, but he can only watch Umtiti still rank in front of him after “sacrificing” his knee in the 2018 World Cup. Setien seemed a bit disrespectful to young players in doing so.
Many people think that some young players in the Barcelona team are more qualified to appear in the big squad than individual veterans, but the veterans do not want to sit on the bench.
However, on the road to the championship, there are young players who do not need to rely on the "old" veterans to go far?
Why does Puic need to play superbly against Athletic Bilbao before he can get a starting spot against Celta? Don't the veterans know that they are in rotation?
Using a veteran in every game in such a dense schedule is tantamount to suicide.
Indeed, players like Messi, Pique, Suarez and Vidal are all world-class. But they are all 32 years old and above. It is not appropriate for them to keep playing, especially now that young people like Puic and Fati are ready to end the team's important tasks.
Setien said, "When I think the young people of La Masia can help the team, I will recruit them without hesitation."
But now, Puic, Fati, Araujo and others have to show extraordinary performances to guarantee their playing time.
And Umtiti, Vidal or Suarez only need one or two good defenses, steals or shots in the game to have enough playing time. This situation is very different from what Setien said when he first arrived, making Barcelona fans very confused.
This may be why when Barcelona was looking for a replacement for Pique, Garcia, who was born in La Masia, was enjoying life in Manchester. In recent years, many popular La Masia stars have left Barcelona for this reason.
Of course, a team cannot rely solely on young players, but it also cannot rely on veterans; sometimes young players perform better. Now as long as Real Madrid does not lose, Barcelona can only be second in the league. The Red and Blues currently have a big problem, and focusing on young players may be one of the effective ways to solve the problem.
Coach Pep Guardiola wasn’t the friendliest of men, especially with players he did not like, such as Yaya Touré and Samuel Eto’o, but he knew how to grasp the attention of his players when he wanted to. Luis Enrique had this type of
瓜迪奥拉教练并不是男人最友好的人，尤其是对于他不喜欢的球员，例如亚亚·图雷（YayaTouré）和塞缪尔·埃托奥（Samuel Eto’o），但他知道如何在想要的时候抓住球员的注意力。路易斯·恩里克（Luis Enrique）有这种类型的
After Luis Enrique
Of course, el Txingurri got results. Winning two La Liga titles is no small feat. But he also had his failures with squads that shouldn’t have been on the pitch. The best example could be Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian spent one year eating up minutes other players could have profited from by playing like a ghost, showing once or twice in a full campaign.
1.charisma /kəˈrɪzmə/ n. Charisma, extraordinary leadership
2.predecessor /ˈpriːdəsesə(r)/ n. predecessor
3.succumb /səˈkʌm/ vi. yield, be crushed
4.succeed/səˈkʌm/ v. Success, succession
4.succeed / səˈkʌm / v。成功，继任