What is the best thing that can happen to Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on Saturday night? Losing.
And if they lose by a big margin, all the better.
More crisis, more noise, more urgency in key decisions for the future... and above all, Joan Laporta being forced to swallow his pride in resorting to the plan of his rival in the Barcelona elections, Victor Font.
Xavi Hernandez is the man... and anything less than Xavi will be a stopgap that will further prolong the crisis and bring Barcelona closer to AC Milan and further away from Pep Guardiola.
Losing. That's not style, that's pragmatism. Ronald Koeman is doomed but if there was even the slightest chance of staying on, it would be by winning at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. But a few more days of Koeman in the dugout could be devastating for the rest of the year.
Of the four candidates, we have:
Marcelo Gallardo: A champion with no European experience. Too much of a risk.
Roberto Martinez: A counter-style coach.
Andrea Pirlo: A disaster at Juventus.
Xavi: A legend with the weight and clout to tell the players that either they train... or they lose. That they either run or they lose... Or rather: they keep losing.
Soon we will talk about whether Xavi is the best possible coach for Barcelona with his unique way of thinking about football, his desire for possession and an emphasis on the 4-3-3 formation. But what Barcelona need now is peace. Xavi cannot guarantee results, but the consensus is already there.
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