The challenge of Xavi Hernández’s Barça in the Copa del Rey
Recently, FC Barcelona led by Xavi Hernández suffered a painful elimination in the Copa del Rey against Athletic Club. In an exciting match that went into extra time, the Williams brothers scored two crucial goals that left the Blaugrana team with no chance of lifting the trophy. This hard blow has forced the Catalan team to reevaluate their strategies and concentrate on the two remaining competitions: La Liga and the Champions League.
A road full of obstacles in the Champions League
The goal of winning one of the most prestigious titles in European football seems complicated for Barça. Although there is still hope for a comeback in the League, a real challenge looms in the Champions League. The best teams on the continent, such as Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, could become tough nuts for Xavi and his team to crack. In addition, other renowned teams such as Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal could also be obstacles on their path to glory.
The uncertain future of Xavi Hernández
Barça’s season turns gray and doubts begin to arise. Xavi Hernández has already stated that if he fails to win titles, he will consider leaving at the end of the season. Currently, this option seems increasingly likely, especially due to the irregularity of the culé team. In both the League and the Champions League, each match will be crucial to not give up the possibility of lifting a trophy. However, the most realistic scenario at this moment is that the Catalan club ends the year without adding more titles to its record.
In addition to Xavi Hernández, the players also have a great responsibility in this results crisis. Prominent footballers such as Lewandowski, Kounde or Frenkie de Jong are not performing at the expected level, which could lead to significant changes to the squad at the end of the season. These movements would seek to change the course of a project that is going through its most difficult moments and find the formula to once again compete at the top of world football.