The Brazilian offered his gaze and explained how disappointed he has been with his former club’s play.
Rivaldo: Barca should focus on their football
Barcelona haven’t been better pleased than anyone with the refereeing decisions that they have seen since the return of LaLiga, but Rivaldo insists that they should focus on their performances. The Brazilian offered his gaze and explained how disappointed he has been with his former club’s play. “Sometimes you have the right to be upset because of refereeing or VAR decisions, but I do not agree with the statements of the president of Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu, that there is a bias towards Real Madrid,” Rivaldo said. Bartomeu is merely trying to distract the media from the problems of his club. Barcelona are still fighting for the LaLiga title, and they are still in the Champions League, but it is not a good time for the club.
Bartomeu is trying to use VAR to justify the fans and pretend that difficulties his club is not the fault of himself, the players, or the manager.
“In my opinion, the problem of Barcelona is not in the VAR or any refereeing solutions. Their main issue is the quality of their football. Which needs to be improved and become again the style of play that everyone likes to see around the world. The team was the leader of LaLiga before the lockdown and now is four points behind Real Madrid. So we cannot say that VAR is the main reason for this, especially when the team plays poorly”. Rivaldo also pondered the performance of Barcelona in the Catalan derby on Wednesday. “I expected a much better performance in the match from Quique Setien’s squad”. He said: “It was a disappointing step back after they played so well in beating Villarreal match on Sunday. It bothers me because Real Madrid aren’t slipping up in the title race.”