Barcelona is feeling a significant crisis on and off the pitch. Financial problems have a big impact on performance that does not match expectations. Lionel Messi’s move after being unable to extend his contract also made the situation worse.
Currently, Barca is ranked ninth in the standings. Ansu Fati and his teammates have 17 points from 12 matches. FC Barcelona is eleven points behind Real Sociedad who occupy the top. Efforts to approach the top four are also quite difficult (six points behind Atletico Madrid).
Despite being far behind, Barcelona defender Eric Garcia still believes his team can close the gap. The former Manchester City man highlighted the 17-point gap that occurred last season, which Barca almost caught up with, despite failing to win La Liga in the end.
“If I remember correctly, last season Barca were 17 points behind but came close to winning La Liga. When you play for Barca you always have to be successful, the jersey we wear gives us targets to win titles, this is a responsibility we have accepted,” Garcia said in an interview with Sport.
Barcelona will start a new era with Xavi as the main coach. The La Liga match against Espanyol at Camp Nou on Sunday (21/11) early morning WIB became an opportunity for the home team to start an effort to rise from adversity.