I have to agree. Seeing Valdes, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro, Messi all coming out from the youth system, I really do not see Barca losing steam in years to come.TheBrilliance wrote:Barca are leaps and bounds over any other team going round. No one can seem to match them for quality at the moment.
You know they annoy me with their on field antics, and Im still aware to this conspiracy, but their squad just goes to show what more teams need to do and owners need to understand in terms of winning.
Barca do not have the best players, but the RIGHT players. By all means Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Villa are all proven world class players, but players like Busquets, Valdes and even Alves and Pedro are not in that catergory by any means. You could replace them with superstars from other sides but they might not fit the package.
Its obvious that these kind of players fit into this team perfectly, have been nurtured perfectly and will become legends without really being world beaters.
Very similar to a Liverpool team in the 80's that are very similar to the Barca today. The players their have become legends. Solid spines of teams are necessary but the additions need to be the right players, not necessarily the best. If you have talent, workrate and a desire to play for the you have more chance than a Balotelli ever being called up.
Barca and Liverpool go a step further because they have their cake made to perfection and have a big juicy cherry on top being Messi, Dalglish etc.
I feel Barca could win as much without the best player in the world. Have a look at the Spanish side.
So what I am saying is that right players rather than the best will win you silverware. Take note The Man Citehs and Chel$kis of the world.
An ideal squad IMHO would consist of 20-22 squad players, experienced players, who will most likely get action due to the squad not having 40 players full of dead woods. If injuries occur youth should step in. Brood baby Brood!
Eric Abidal and Mascherano fit nicely into the current tactics being used. When they bought David Villa, I was pulling my hair as he is very well the final piece of the puzzle for the European champions.
Dear oh dear. How do we stop them?!