Former Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano spoke in an online interview with TNT Sports. The Argentine explained his thoughts about the crisis in Barcelona and believes that there is a huge sporting problem.
“There is a real sporting problem in Barcelona. They must return to their old ways and be faithful to their style. The truth is that the club is boiling. It is a club that demands not only results but also to maintain a style of play.
“That is what Barcelona fans are demanding: to re-lay the foundations of what the club was a few years ago, taking up the philosophy that made Barca different from other clubs.”, explained the Barça icon.
Mascherano hopes that recently-appointed manager Ronald Koeman can solve the problems within the club: “I hope Ronald Koeman can re-establish Barça’s principles and values that we have been accustomed to.”
We will have to wait and see whether the Dutch manager alone will be able to rise Barcelona out of the ashes, or deeper institutional changes in the board are necessary.