FC Barcelona: Memphis deflates

Updated

26/10/2021

19:38

SAs the weeks go by, expectations with Memphis Depay in the barcelonismo they are in decline. The forward was called to be the goal man for this Barça, one of the unbalancing factors, one of the arguments to cope with the departure of Leo Messi. And it was during the beginning of the season, but his performance has long left him indifferent. AND in the Classic he added another discreet game. And there are already a few.

The truth is that the Dutch have attitude. He offers himself, makes him want to, and tries to associate in attack with his teammates. He seemed to find some complicity with Ansu Fati but the truth is that when a first level game arrives Memphis is not transcendent.

Without premiering in Champions

At the moment has not scored in the Champions League and sum four goals in nine games. Two of them, the last two, from penalties. That is Memphis hasn’t scored a play goal since Aug. 29, when he scored the winning goal against Getafe at the Camp Nou.

“He is critical of himself. We try to improve things with him. See where on the field he can be better. He knows perfectly that he has to improve”, said Koeman this Tuesday at a press conference prior to the game against Rayo.

Since then, two goals, before Levante and Valencia, and both from eleven meters. A sign that the former Lyon player is not the decisive player in the Barça game that everyone expected. No, at least, at this time of the season.

In the four top-level games, against Bayern and Benfica in the Champions League, and against Atlético and Real Madrid in the League, Barça has added four defeats and Memphis has remained at zero. Those of Koeman, in addition, have fired only five shots between the three sticks. Five in four games. The team does not respond and neither does its star signing. And so it is very difficult to be able to fight for the titles this season.

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