Barcelona has indeed been passing through a bad phase, especially in the last seven days when they were not only thrown out of the Championship League but slept to the third place in La Liga as well. If this was not enough, they also lost Copa del Rey final to arch rival Real Madrid. These fallouts require an emergency solution as none of the world class Barca strikers could score against their opponents in last one week and a demand has now being raised from every corner that there is something seriously wrong with this combination of manager, coach, and teammates. One man, who is expected to rejoin the defending champions, is Pep Guardiola who had been one of the most successful coaches for Spanish giant in recent era. Johan Cruyff, a former Dutch footballer and current manager of the Catalonia football team, has suggested Barca bosses to immediately call Guardiola back as only his experience can streamline their performance on the ground. He, in fact, has asked to call former president back as well since he used to have a fine tuning with Guardiola in the past which brought them some magnificent feats. Actually, the demand for a serious change is being made after Spanish media bashed Camp Nou side for its bad show off late, in fact, many channels lambasted not only players with headlines like ‘This cycle is cover — another must begin,’ but team’s think tanks too for the overall failure in recent days.
Cruyff told about his suggestions during an interview where he said, “The best thing for Barca would be for Guardiola to come back. He is a magnificent coach and there is nobody better. If Laporta is president again I am going to say that the best thing would be to sign Pep, and as he is an intelligent person, I am sure he will do that.”
More importantly, some of the media houses purposely targeted Messi for his failure in these matches despite the fact that he performed quite decently. Xavi Hernandez, the fabulous center back, has raised the intentions to raise a voice against Messi only. He said, “It is not about looking for individuals to blame. The guilty party is the team, all of us, starting with the players and the coach. We made mistakes and Madrid damaged us on the break. Obviously we are leaving here very down, but we must lift our heads. Some day it will happen, but I have been hearing all this about the end of a cycle for five years now.”