Can Lionel Messi & Barcelona fix things before the Champions League return leg vs. Napoli? | ESPN FC

published on July 20, 2020

Jules the champions league is still out there could they should they i don't know if they could but it would be a hell of a win if they go all the way and win especially as we've seen since the draw

Last week that they ended the really really tough part of the draw as well so they would have to play much better of course unless he's right with more intensity with more desire for sure setien if he's

Still there would have to find the right formula and the right tactics first to get over napoli and that's not given as we said and we've seen wino gattuso's team playing really well in the last few

Weeks since since the serie a restarts as well and then if you go through that then you have to play probably by and and again that would be very very difficult tasks so it's it's not looking good for them winning the

Champions league but but you never know when you've got messi and you'll see him anything is possible of course but it was interesting to hear satyana as well in his press conference after the game saying i would like to be there for

The champions league but i don't know i don't know if i would be there i think he knows he knows that this defeat tonight and and and the way the city has gone since the restart could could really cost him his place i

Don't know who would come in i don't know if chevy can come in from august have like a that champions league to to start his career as a personal manager i'm not sure if that's

The plan i don't know who else could you give that job if you if you get rid of setien but i'm not sure it would be the best timings and the best idea to get rid of your manager albe not

Having been great in the last few weeks to go into such a big game against napoli gab you suggest that this is rock bottom if so why keep satien because you have a champions

League to play for and chucking chavy in there for for one game i mean if they are going to make a change and i think you make a change when

You're convinced the players aren't going to respond i think messi's words suggest that the players will respond because they only have so many cracks at the champions league for better or worse during a round of 16

Game we it's not as if everything cytian's done uh has been back you know when when he turned it around when he played the diamond

With messi in the hole behind zwarz and griezmann you did see signs of progress um and in individual games and this is what we're talking about let's not forget these are all individual games you got

The word turn leggings napoli quarter final semi-final 90 minutes mono amano individual format and you know what in those in that context for just 90 minutes most of the time you're going to

Pick the team that has leonel messi in it um so i think you stick with messi unless there really is something you start with city and obviously you stick with messi um you

Stick with cynthia unless there's some kind of a player revolt or whatever else i think it would be mad to to chuck chavi or or somebody else you're looking at as a permanent manager um chuck him in

At the deep end at the stage okay jules i'll give you one more chance to come good on this was it a mistake to get rid of alverde who won the league of course he was not of course he wasn't

It wasn't and let's not forget satin was not a first choice either they didn't suck valverde to go and get kike who was walking his cows uh you know when when the phone call arrived that was not the plan initially

He they had to to do it because the plan a and plan b didn't work out chavin and ronald kuhlman but that was not the plan initially they had to get rid of alvarez because it was even worse probably than what it

Is now although this is rock bottom i think it was even more rock bottom before with valverde so i agree with gab cetin did some good things some some other things that were not very good

But he deserves just a chance to try to put things right at least against napoli and then see after that in the champions league well let's not forget everything is on one game and again with messi over one game

Anything is possible so i think he deserves to be there and then we will see after that thanks for watching espn on youtube for more sports highlights and analysis be sure to download the espn

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