Gerard Pique blames the superstar ahead for Barcelona’s weak display in front of goal: Reports

Barcelona failed to beat Benfica again in the Champions League yesterday. They are now staring down at the barrel for an early exit from the continental title race. The Catalans have only scored two goals in their four Champions League matches, both against Dynamo Kiev.

Blaugrana will have to beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena to qualify for the knockout stage. If they fail to do so, they face an unimaginable elimination in the group stage.

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Barcelona simply have no goals in them. Gerard Pique said straight out after the 2-0 away loss to Atletico de Madrid:

Barcelona “can play for three hours and not score a goal.”

Barcelona’s long-time defender and vice-captain has put the blame straight on Memphis Depay’s shoulders. He has even gone so far as to inform the new boss Xavi Hernandez about his opinion, according to news from El Nacional.

The Catalan team has had a terrible time with injuries this season, with many forwards away throughout the season until now. They have just received a blow in the form of heart problems for Sergio Aguero, who is likely to retire.

In fact, only two forwards in Barcelona have been relatively injury-free and Depay is one of them. Unfortunately, the forward has been far from productive in the Champions League, as evidenced by his performance against Benfica.

However, the former Manchester United man is Barcelona’s highest contributor in La Liga. He has scored seven goals and two assists in 13 games for Blaugrana.

Pique is very much concerned that the team needs a more clinical goal scorer, especially during the era after Lionel Messi. Despite what Memphis’ contribution to the team in general is, he often finds himself guilty of wasting too many chances in front of goal.

The Catalans are in a precarious situation, desperately in need of a new goal scorer despite their shaky finances. Garnet and blue would usually be paired with players of Erling Haland’s caliber. But they have too much money to pursue such options. But cheaper, cheaper alternatives may lack the quality that Barcelona is in desperate need of.

Veterans need help: Pique discusses Barcelona and Xavi

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Santander
FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF – La Liga Santander

Barcelona’s Champions League dreams are currently in balance, especially after their 0-0 draw against Benfica. But veteran Gerard Pique spoke with optimism and openly promised to give his best for Xavi and Barcelona. He said:

“After sharing a locker room with whoever is now your coach, morally you need to give him more. Veterans need to help and be an example to young people, who are the future of this club.”

The midfielder also noted that Barcelona’s attack was impotent and unable to add a goal to the scoreboard. I’ve added:

“The points give a little because we have created enough chances to score, but when we do not score, it is not enough. We will go to Munich with the intention of winning, we know it is difficult.”


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