It’s done: Barça will play in the Champions League next season. Objective achieved for Xavi’s troops therefore, before a 2022/2023 season where they already know that it will not be enough and that it is for the title race that we will be waiting for them. Be that as it may, Barça have saved themselves a lot of trouble, since not qualifying would have been a disaster in terms of image, but above all for their finances, with a club in difficulty which needs the income linked to participate in the most prestigious of European competitions.
And next season, awaiting possible recruits, the former midfielder from the golden era of Barça will be able to count on a sacred “reinforcement”: Ansu Fati. Little used this season due to repeated physical glitches, the little Spanish prodigy delighted against Betis on Saturday evening, signing the Catalan opener with a high-class goal.
Even Madrid is on fire
The press is already delighted, especially on the side of Mundo Deportivo, where it is pointed out that he needed a little more than a minute to strike, he who had entered the game in the second period. For his second game since his return from injury, he who had not played since January 20, “He has shown again that he is a star. Few players have managed to recover as quickly after so many injuries like Ansu Fati”, writes the media. Fifteen quality minutes that are also highlighted on the side of Madrid, where brand specifies that next season, “Barça will be Ansu Fati and ten others”.
The Madrid newspaper is going a little fast, especially because it has been proven that for the moment, it is especially Pedri who seems essential in this Barça. But it shows how popular Fati is on the other side of the Pyrenees, even away from Catalonia. Next season promises to be exciting for the La Roja player who enjoys the full confidence of his coach. The latter would have planned to make him play as a pure number 9 …