Barcelona has spent a dismal campaign in 2019/20 as they went trophyless losing out the league title to arch-rivals Real Madrid. The Catalan club also witnessed an unexpected 2-8 loss at the hands of German Champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. Quique Setien failed to deliver any silverware even though he started on well replacing Ernesto Valverde in January. He faced the sacking and Ronald Koeman arrived at Barcelona to repair the damage.
Koeman’s arrival: a positive perspective for Barcelona
Koeman tried to recover the club on the grounds of the economy as the coronavirus pandemic left the club financially weak. Barcelona could not make sufficient bids for their transfer targets as things did not go as planned and the reconstruction of the club is yet to take place in a full-fledged manner. The Dutch gaffer did sort his squad out of the number of players. He gave opportunities to big-money flops like Dembele and Coutinho to regain their momentum. The Brazilian maestro has made good use of the chance, unlike the former Dortmund player.
Busquets: Right now is not the best moment of the club
The club board decided on letting go of some of the veterans like Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, and Luis Suarez to settle the transfer budget. Nevertheless, midfielder and club legend Sergio Busquets has spent 12 years at Camp Nou and is an integral member of Koeman’s team. During the International break with Spain, Busquets had something interesting to say about the current situation of the club. He is unhappy that it is not the right moment and not the best year for Barcelona but it would take approximately 5 to 6 hours to talk it out completely, as per Mundo Deportivo.
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Busquets rose through the ranks of La Masia and gained prominence with his stellar performances during the 2008-09 season after being promoted to the first team by Pep Guardiola. The midfielder has seen things change in Barcelona along with Lionel Messi. It seems that the club is going through a period of drastic transition but the change is for good. Busquets also added that the players have got another opportunity as football is a team game and things will improve. Koeman has implemented a new formation in Barcelona switching them to 4-2-3-1. The players are adapting quite well and seem to settle into the tactics gradually.