FC Barcelona – La Liga They have changed
Barcelona have changed in their last few games. Ronald Koeman‘s side were fearful about a January packed full of away games, given their struggles on the road this season.
But their fortunes have turned and they’ve been excellent since the turn of the year. Now, they’re coming into the Supercopa de Espana with every reason to consider themselves favourites.
Three wins at Huesca, Athletic Club, and Granada have earned them nine much needed points, but there are also better feelings around the team now.
There’s no doubting that he’s had his problems this season, but in his last two games, he has looked back to his best. He’s scored four goals and is playing with a smile on his face. With him like this, Barcelona can do anything.
The Dutchman appears to have found a system that suits his players. Barcelona have looked good, and both Pedri and Frenkie de Jong have improved.
Messi has found his ideal partner in an 18-year-old kid. Both understand each other perfectly and they showed that best at San Mames. Pedri is now one of the most important players in their XI.
Despite the problems they’ve had at the back, Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza are playing above themselves. They’re young, but they don’t look it. Samuel Umtiti is back as well, and he looked good at Granada.
Since returning form his latest injury, the Frenchman has been consistent. He’s decisive, and creates a lot of problems. Even defensively, he’s pressing well.
At the beginning of the season, they had a lot of problems in front of goal. Even Messi was coming up short. That has changed now though, as they showed at Granada.
The Basque side, who Barcelona meet in the semi-final, started the season spectacularly. They’ve dropped off since though, and have just one win from their last 12 matches.