Ex-Barca defender Albert Ferrer believes the club relies too much on Lionel Messi, and in order to compete for titles and trophies, they must find a balance.
It was a disappointing domestic season for the Catalan giants as they lost their LaLiga crown to fierce rivals Real Madrid, and Ferrer seems to suggest that if they looked at other squad players for inspiration, they would have at least won something.
“I’m not too worried about how Leo has been feeling – we expect that because he is a winner,” Ferrer told FourFourTwo.
“He wants to compete for everything and win the Champions League. I think he will be at Barcelona until he retires. He loves Barcelona, the team, the club.”
“It’s a unique situation. No other team can say they depend so much on someone. Barcelona needs to become independent of Leo Messi, but he is still the best, and the moment you give him the ball, he does something with it.”
“It’s a good sign that Barcelona still have Messi, but other players need to play more, so not everything has to go through him. It may be difficult to mark Leo, but sometimes he is surrounded, so you need other ways.”
“Barcelona need to make other players very important too, and do something different to help him. But they have some good options with the likes of Ansu Fati now.”
Barcelona still remain in the Champions League but they have a lot of issues to address if they want to go far, and this might include team selection.
“It’s a unique situation. No other team can say they depend so much on someone. Barcelona needs to become independent of Leo Messi, but he is still the best…”
— FourFourTwo (@FourFourTwo) August 3, 2020