FC Barcelona have ongoing problems that must be addressed as quickly as possible. The Catalan giants are currently experiencing one of their worst periods under Xavi Hernandez. As a result, immediate actions to correct it are necessary.
However, beyond just the tactical tweaks, Xavi was also hoping for reinforcements in January. Primarily, the incorporation of Brazilian talent Vitor Roque and a new additional pivot to reinforce the midfield. It now seems, however, that neither will likely be able to arrive.
Complicated winter up ahead
According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Xavi Hernandez has been alerted of the difficulty of making signings in January. The Spaniard will most likely not be able to count on Roque nor any new pivot. The economic difficulty of pulling off these arrivals is said to be the primary problem.
Moreover, Barcelona entrust Xavi with leading this team forward despite that. The club sees the current squad as being exceptional and well-scouted. The Barcelona coach is expected to find the right solutions from within his plethora of talented superstars.
Faith and patience
In terms of squad depth, Barcelona believe that they have provided well for the Catalan coach. Faith remains consistent when it comes to Xavi’s abilities and capabilities as a manager, however. The squad at his disposal currently is his best one yet in Barcelona, and hence expectations are also high.
Within Brazil, Athletico Paranaense and Vitor Roque continue to wait for news from Barcelona. It is expected that a final answer on whether or not Roque can be incorporated in January will be finalized within the next week.
Following that, Barcelona will work on whatever measures are necessary. At the moment, it is the understanding within Barcelona that many positions within the team have multiple quality players to reinforce them. Moreover, apart from injuries, they see it as a squad that has the necessary personnel to compete at the highest level.