June 20, 2024


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Barcelona’s Crisis: Xavi Under Fire After Real Madrid Loss

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In what can be termed as one of Barcelona’s gloomiest days during Xavi Hernandez’s tenure, Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final not only ended in a 4-1 defeat to bitter rivals Real Madrid but also showcased a performance that left much to be desired.

Managerial Critique Amid Tactical Missteps

Blame often follows such defeats, and this time it squarely lands on Xavi. His tactical decisions appeared off, allowing Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti to exploit the vulnerabilities of an overly exposed Barcelona side. 

The pressure on Xavi, already mounting after a challenging three-month period, has skyrocketed following Sunday’s humiliation.

Club Bosses Lose Faith

Joan Fontes reveals a loss of faith from Barcelona’s hierarchy towards the 43-year-old coach, creating an uncertain future for Xavi. The lack of support is palpable, and redemption seems increasingly elusive.

Doubts Extend to Signings

Compounding the managerial crisis, Deco, Xavi’s direct superior, is losing confidence and expressing doubts, especially concerning some of Xavi’s signings, such as Ilkay Gundogan.

The spotlight now shifts to Joan Laporta, who holds the key to determining the club’s next steps in the aftermath of this dark episode for Barcelona. The uncertainty lingers over the club’s future following their Super Cup debacle.

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