Barcelona midfielders Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic have both criticized the team. planning after they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Napoli in the Champions League.
Lack of options for Quique Setien
They were planning the composition of Barcelona, as it was called into question by Sergio Busquets. Who, after a 1-1 draw against Napoli, expressed his concern about the lack of options for head coach Quique Setien. Barcelona escaped Stadio São Paolo with a positive result on Tuesday night. Despite being the second-best game for large portions. The Spanish champions could not collect a single shot on goal in the first half. Napoli was in the lead at the hour and a half mark through a superb shot by Dries Mertens. The home side had a chance to extend their lead before Antoine Griesmann raised Barça in the 57th minute after turning home a low cross to Nelson Semedo.
Barca’s problems with missing players
Arturo Vidal has been sent late and on March 18 will miss the return leg at Camp Nou. As will the Busquets, who also received a suspension hit after collecting a yellow card in the second half. Gerard Pique is now confronted with a spell on the side of the road, too. After he falls behind the field with an ankle problem in stoppage time. With Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele intending to miss the rest of the season due to injury. Quique forced to plunge into the academy for additional reinforcements. Four players of team “B” were named on the bench in Naples.
Busquets and Semedo always ran through the risk
Barcelona’s team will be stretched to the limit in the opposite direction, and the Busquets criticized the club for not taking proactive measures to avoid such a scenario.”Nelson Semedo and I were on the same reservation from the ban. So we always ran through this risk suspension,” he said.”We hope that Pique’s injury is not serious, but we will take second place with what we have. We do not have a deep detachment, because, unfortunately, that was exactly what has been planned.”Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitić echoed the mood of his team, saying: “We have a short roster, but those who are responsible for it knew about it.
“The solution is what it is. Those that are will have to work hard because we have an important match in the second segment.” Setien will now begin to prepare his players for Clasico’s huge showdown against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. After beating Eibar 5-0 at Camp Nou last weekend, Barca moved two points from their arch-rivals in the League standings, while the Los Blancos defeated by Levante with a score of 1-0.