Barcelona have surprisingly struggled in the last four games. The Blaugrana started the season on fire. Four wins out of four in the league with 14 goals scored meant the reigning champions had started from where they left off last term. But how quickly things change sometimes.
Failure to secure a win in the last four games, even losing against Leganes has caused many of the club faithful to have second thoughts about their chances this season. But should the fans entertain any worries about the team this season, based on recent results?
Here are five reasons not to:
5Ernesto Valverde has proven he can get the job done
Not many gave the 54-year-old a chance to lead Barcelona to the double after taking over from Luis Enrique. But the former Espanyol and Athletic Club manager proved his doubters wrong by dominating La Liga last term and winning the Copa del Rey to complete the double.
It could be recalled that Barcelona almost set a new record by going unbeaten last season. It took the loss to Levante in the penultimate week of the campaign to end an unbeaten run that stretched to the beginning of the campaign. If there’s anyone that can get the side up and running again, it’s certainly Valverde.