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Barcelona take on Athletic Bilbao tonight at the 53,000+ seater San Mamés for their LaLiga season opener. We take a look at the prospects and the problems that look like a mean storm cloud in their Sagrada Familia skewered skyscape.
Quest for reconstructing Barcelona DNA
The Barcelona DNA is an innate quality that a player supposedly has that makes him worthy to understand and play in the tiki-taka system of football. The way Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona played, it wasn’t hard to imagine the outer line of their formation to move like the exterior membrane of a multi-celled organism with both individual and collective intelligence.
Gerard Pique (L), Luis Suarez (C) and Frenkie de Jong (R) during a training session. Josep Lago/AFP
The peak usage of this term was around the time the club had the pulling-power to lure world stars at their whim. All it took to set the wheels in motion was one of Barcelona behemoths like captain Carles Puyol to come out and drop a quote in the media as to how he admired a certain player from another club and that he had that elusive Barcelona DNA. The gestation period of that transfer to Barcelona took at most a season. Little that the upper management knew that this cherry-picking will turn into avarice that destabilizes the club’s foundations.
Barcelona have been guilty of retail therapy in the last few seasons akin to someone with an internet shopping addiction. The departure of Andres Iniesta and Xavi has left a hole in their soul they have been bent on filling by looking outwardly. Retail therapy gives one an ephemeral dopamine hit and addresses nothing beyond superficiality when the questions being asked at the Catalan club is about existentialism; more accurately about identity.
“There used to be 40 boys in four rooms at La Masia. We were close like brothers and the bond was often telepathic,” Puyol told the Guardian earlier in the year. That bon
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