April 01, 2008 at 05:42:21 Apr 01, 2008 @ 05:42
i dont think barcalona is going to win any hardware this season. i dont think they can beat man utd at all if they meet in the semis.
the team is not looking that great and this summer is going to be an overhaul. messi is starting to look very injury prone i love him as a player but take for instance ronaldo who plays in a much more physical league and is fouled more consistantly and more physically and hes holding up very well. dihio is leaving as is deco both have lost form and i dont think barca can get more than 25 million euros for the both of them. i dont think dos santos should be sold although i dont like how he plays going to the epl would be a nightmare hes not a physical type player. bojan looks very promising and happy to be at barca DONT SELL HIM. Henry still has the talent hes just playing out of position hes adapting and by next season i think hell be back on 20 goals type of season. eto looks like hes staying. i think barca needs help in the middle of the park and on the backline marquez dosent cut it. if were them id go after toullan, lahm, van der haart,lampard, podolski, and maybe lure pique back to the nou camp to replace marquez although that would go against barca policy.
^I also see Dinho leaving.. it's weird what has happened to him, maybe the pressure and expectations were too much.. Deco is also leaving for sure, there is no place for him in the squad with Iniesta prolly taking his place. I think DOs Santos should stay.. he was hyped a lot during preseason but he's still a kid and should be allowed to grow.. maybe but him out on loan to another La Liga team and watch him mature.
It also weird how Barca's backline has been leaking, cause they really have good defenders.. Puyol is worldclass and Milito was great in Zaragoza.. Maybe they just need some time to play together to form understanding. With Zambrotta leaving certainly, they need a rightback.. it might be Lahm but personally I would like to see Rafinha from Schalke replacing him.. he's a really talented player who also brings an attacking force. Barca needs anotehr attacking midfielder to compete with Iniesta and maybe a backup striker if Eto'o gets injured again..
Barca is a great team but maybe their tactics have become to obvious and too easy to defend against. A new coach, even though I like Rijkaard's style, might be the best option.
As for todays CL matches, I think Roma has a good change. Manu have been so brilliant recently but Olimpico isn't an easy place to visit.. If Roma can control the wingers on Manu, they can win. Barca will win 2-1 in Schalke.
Tomorrow, Arsenal will beat 'Pool and Chelski will win Fenerbache.