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Argentine football legend believes Barcelona is a ‘dead team’

Alexandre Patanian

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Mario Kempes gave his view on Barcelona’s performance in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Argentine legend was harsh in his criticism of the Catalan team. The Culés’ performance wasn’t the best and reactions such as these aren’t that irrational.

The team’s lack of movement irritated Kempes. The former striker stated that everyone in the side is static and that Koeman’s boys look like a dead team. He proceeded by saying that all the goals come from individual brilliance or penalties.

“Barcelona are a dead team. Everyone is static. They don’t move when they have the ball, and they move even less when they lose it! The goals come from individual acts of brilliance, a cross and a penalty.”

Mario Kempes | ESPN live

While the goals against Dynamo Kyiv all came because of the reasons the pundit stated, they shouldn’t be the benchmark. Koeman’s side has scored some brilliant goals under him with a lot of them coming from great team play.

Barcelona before the Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv at the Camp Nou | Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images

A week after Christian Vieri fell in love with this Barcelona, Kempes looked really frustrated with the same team. The Catalans’ performance against the Ukrainians was nowhere near good enough, but these statements are way too reactionary. Hopefully next time, Barça can impress people.

As a Lebanese teenager who never had the chance to support their local team, I fell in love with the club that was FC Barcelona at the start of the decade. I always was passionate about writing and this is exactly what I am looking for: sharing my insights and opinions on football.

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David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans

Aaryan Parasnis

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During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.

The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”

Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”

Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.

There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.

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