Barcelona vs Villareal was a tough fixture and we didn’t look comfortable right throughout the game. Villarreal players were continuously pushing for a draw and if it wasn’t for their missed chances, the game would have ended with 2-2 draw. I am happy that we won the game, however, if this is the standard of our game, I fear we may go trophyless this season.
We have been in the worst possible away form, dropping points against newly-promoted sides like Granada and Levante is just horrific. We have not been this bad at the start of the season for 25 years. Another sign of worry is that we have not been really dictating the game at our own turf either. Furthermore, we have not been up against any real challenge. Big clubs like Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid would torns us to shreds if we continue playing like this.
So, who is to blame for this? There is only one man behind this and that is Ernesto Valverde. He needs to get out of our club. He has already done a lot of damage and we cannot take it anymore. It’s 3rd year at the club for Valverde and he is still clueless. Valverde hasn’t really developed a system either. His weak mentality and defensive tactics have not only taken away our beautiful style of play but also destroyed our club.
Our Board needs to understand that Valverde is a Mid Table Teams Manager at best. He isn’t suitable for any top team because he simply does not know how to handle. Look how he has destroyed the Legacy of Johan Cryuff and Pep Guardiola. I simply do not want to start about how we bottled against Roma and Liverpool in Champions League for 2 consecutive years. Back then it used to hurt a lot and it still hurts a little.
However, after watching Valverde and his poor tactics day in day out boils my blood and reminds me of the horrors in Champions League. He destroyed Coutinho by playing him on the left-wing knowing that he is a number 10. We bought him to replace Iniesta. So, we should have played him in the midfield. Even and 12 years old kid can understand this, why Valverde can’t?
Coutinho was a beast at Liverpool. In fact, the whole Liverpool team was built around him. How can a player of that quality come to the best club in the world and suddenly become an average player? The worst thing is that he never ever gave Coutinho a chance to play in his natural position even when we were short on options in the midfield. Valverde is extremely stubborn, don’t push the players enough, and the worst of all, he does not get out of his comfort zone.
Is this the mentality that we need at our club? Look how Coutinho is performing in Bayern Munich. He is already their top man. This clearly indicates that Coutinho was never the problem, the is and always have been Valverde. Even after so much humiliation, he is not willing to learn and keep committing the same mistakes again and again.
Now, he is doing the same thing with Griezmann. Did we buy Griezmann to play on the wing? No! We bought him to replace Suarez. We need to see Griezmann in the striking role and Suarez coming on from the bench. But, this coach, continue playing Griezmann on the Wing knowing that he cannot give his 100% in a wide role. If this continues, soon, Griezmann will come to regret his decision to join Barcelona.
Also, I don’t need to explain how he treated Malcom last season. The guy wanted to succeed at Barcelona so badly that it hurts to see him leave the club like that. I really liked Malcom and he really did something amazing whenever we needed something from him. But Valverde, leave it I don’t have the words to say how angry I am writing this post.
Tell me one good thing about Valverde because I don’t think there is one. Most of the fans are furious with him and simply looking at his face makes us sick. I even met a few fans who say they are not following Barcelona nowadays simply because of Valverde. I know it’s not the right thing to do.
The fans have been ranting on social media and making their feelings known about Valverde for quite some time. Why can’t the Board listen to those fans? Let’s just forget about fans for a moment, why the Board isn’t doing something about the quality of football we play nowadays? We have been so poor that it seems like we may go trophyless this season. Isn’t that something to fear?
Well, that was all for this post. I was just letting my anger out by writing this post, I know there are a lot of people like me who are feeling down just because of what Valverde is doing to our team. Let’s hope the Board sacks him as soon as possible. As the things stand out, Valverde getting sacked is a real possibility if we lose 2-3 consecutive games. So, guys, what are your thoughts on Valverde and how badly do you want him to leave our club? Let me know in the comments below. Visca El Barca!