Tit hasn’t quite clicked yet Xavi Hernandez since he returned Barcelona as head coach, although neither the results nor the style of play seem to have worked out.
It’s clear there was and is still work to be done with this squad and Xavi has been working at the Camp Nou to find the perfect formula.
One of his biggest headaches was with the striker, as injuries, bureaucracy and some poor performances by his players made the club legend difficult to manage.
Xavi has now been in charge for two months but still hasn’t found his best front three after putting together an amazing one 12 different forward tridents in 13 games.
From day one he wanted to bring reinforcements to areas of attack, with Ferran Torres‘ Arrival from Manchester City is the latest addition to the group, but it still doesn’t seem like enough.
Injuries were the main problem, and returning from Ansu Fati to the side was seen as a massive boost but the youngster picked up a hamstring injury on Thursday Copa del Rey defeat to sports club.
make it worse Ousmane Dembele has refused to sign a deal at the club, resulting in being told he will no longer wear the shirt. However, that decision could be reversed if the Frenchman doesn’t move on in the January window.
Xavi could try another combination above
Barcelona’s first three to face Alaves on Sunday evening is still uncertain with Ferran Torres the only one almost certain to start after his fantastic goal against Athletic and Xavi is hoping the ex-Manchester City man can become his biggest threat in the last third.
Xavi is empowered by the return of Martin Braithwaite and Luuk de Jong. The Dutchman has been in decent form lately and could be a good option while Braithwaite may need to relax after a long lay-off through injury.