Originally posted by 4ML:
Got bant in the transfer window. f**king a...I think we need a mid-fielder too. Xavi and Iniesta are getting old fast.
That's my point.
Cesc was a poor signing, and they're going to pay for letting Thiago go over him. Xavi has not been the same since the 2012 Euro. He used to constantly move in the midfield and create space and passing lanes. He's so statinary now. Almost like a holder and while he's great on the ball he no longer looks for the killer pass. He's much more focused on retaining possession, and he's become easy to scheme against. Messi has not been his self this entire season and I hate to say it but he's not the same player. Him and Neymar not tracking back killed the defense too. My point isn't to bash these guys but they're the nucleus of this team, and the past 2 years have been a slow degeneration. I remember a time that Messi and Xaxi absolutely dominated games I think those times may be coming to an end and it may be time for a new coach to reinvent this team.
At the very least they need to bring in another young midfielder and CB when the damn transfer ban is over. Get rid of dead weight like Song, Cesc, and Masch while we can still get a nice return.