In a somewhat unique fashion, the Catalans have risen to the top of their game for the last two seasons. Lionel Messi has truly shown the world time and again that he is with no doubt the world’s best player. He recently snatched the European Player of the Year award.
Having helped the Catalans to clinch their 19th La Liga title, Kings cup (Copa De La Rey), and Champions league trophy, the young talented majestic playmaker has also been short listed for the World Player of The Year prize.
But one cannot forget the fact that Barcelona has more intriguing players in the midfield. Take a brief look at Andreas Iniesta; he was very influential last season beating many of his markers in various defences.
He not only caused them great headache but also was a frequent scorer, scoring a decisive goal against Chelsea to send his side to the Champions league final.
Another winner in the team is Xavi Hernandez, with 80 caps for his country, he does not seem to just stop passing those short tethering passes that wreck many team defences apart.
And his set-pieces, just a stone’s throw away from reaching Christiano Ronaldo’s class. These Catalans I have mentioned have all been short listed for the prestigious World Player of The Year prize.
I hope you, the reader can now rhyme with me that Barcelona is currently the better side today in the world of soccer. Pep Guardiola’s favoured midfield diamond is shining, giving the Catalans both security at the back and potency upfront where Ibrahimovic is at his best scoring a cracker against Real Madrid a few weeks ago.
Their consistency compared to last season has probably been better, sobering Pellegrini’s Real Madrid who seem to rely on their very expensive Ronaldo.
While Real Madrid struggle to fire on all cylinders, Barcelona have a great chance to put some early distance between them and their biggest rivals. The big question is; Who will make things happen for Barcelona? For the record, it should be their manager, Pep who looks like he has seen it all.
Personally, at the moment, I cannot question his game tactics and how he chooses his soldiers for a game and I am quite sure his tenure in the club is not going to be similar to that of his predecessor, Frank Rijkard.
The latter went after two comprehensively successful seasons with the Catalan club.
My point is; Pep has to do it for the fans and for the club, keeping the Spanish Giants top on a regular basis, producing the best of his stars in Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, and Ibrahimovic…e.t.c and conquering the European stage at large.