Barcelona lost the La Liga title to Real Madrid last season after poor run of performance post lockdown halt.
Barcelona and Real Madrid to tussle over the La Liga supremacy
Spanish giants Barcelona will be looking to reclaim the La Liga title after losing to their Arch – Rivals Real Madrid. Real Madrid came back from behind to win their 35 La Liga title overall. Barcelona have dominated the La Liga in the past decade winning 7 out of 10 titles. Real Madrid although were more of dominating in the European competiton winning Champions league back to back thrice in a row. Barcelona and Real Madrid always have a fierce rivalry in order to post their domination and authority over the league. One can imagine that in the past decade only Athletico Madrid has managed to win the title. This number speaks up for the domination both the clubs have set over the league.
Real Madrid banking on their Youth to Win title
Real Madrid will be going into the season without any new signings. Zinedine Zidane will be banking on their Youth Players to prove their worth. While Last summer Madrid’s Record Breaking signing Eden Hazard has a season to forget. The Belgian remained sidelined for more than three months due to serious injury. Eden will be looking to prove his transfer fee worth and Zidane must have high expectations of him.
Real Madrid have recalled youngster Martin Odegaard from his loan spell. The Norwegian wonder kid impressed everybody with his style of play during his loan spell at Real Sociedad. Zidane has recalled Martin to utilize his creative ability and his burst of pace which can be a big asset for Los Blancos. While Brazilian winger Vinicius Jr. will be looking to prove his worth to Manager. Vinicius Jr. will be facing tough task of entering the match squad with Eden Hazard back from injury. Teenage Brazilian Winger Rodrygo will also be looking to get some matches under his belt for Los Blancos.
On the other hand Zidane will be counting on their senior players such as Ramos and Karim Benzema to guide the young players and lead the team.
Barcelona will be looking to put behind Messi Saga
Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona despite being in Agony. Lionel Messi in an Interview Spoke about his decision to stay at Barcelona despite being unhappy. As per the Argentine President Bartomeu did not kept his end of words which forced him to stay. This whole Messi saga will have impact in his as well as team’s performance. With New Manager in Charge it will be interesting to see how Ronald Koeman manages this whole situation. It will require an herculean effort to keep the squad focused with all the things that has happened. Both Messi and Manager will have to sort their ways out for the betterment of the club.
Barcelona squad will have major overhaul with Koeman at helm
After the embarrassment at Lisbon following their 8-2 loss against Bayern, Barcelona were looking for major Overhaul. Barcelona Board immediately sacked Quique Setien and replaced him Barcelona pedigree Ronald Koeman. Former Barcelona Defender took charge of Barcelona and promised the board regarding major overhaul of the squad. Ronald Koeman has decided to show door to certain players.Few of them include Uruguayan striker Luiz Suarez, Chilean Midfielder Arturo Vidal and Croatian Midfielder Ivan Rakitic. With the Croatian already departed and signing for former club Seville, all eyes are now on South American duo. Luiz Suarez has been linked with a move to Italian club Juventus. While Chilean Midfielder Arturo Vidal will sign with Inter Milan in coming days as per various reports.
Barcelona welcome fresh breed of talents for the upcoming season
Barcelona have already signed two young and exciting talents after a nightmare season to forget. Football club Barcelona have added Portugal talent Francisco Trincao to their squad this summer. Barcelona have signed the young Portuguese from SC Braga over a staggering 31 million Euro deal.
Pedri have joined Barcelona from Spanish side Las Palmas in a 5 million Euro deal. Spanish youth made 36 appearances for Las Palmas before joining Catalan side. Barcelona will have Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho back in the squad. Brazilian star was on loan to German giants Bayern Munich where he won treble.