Well said. :D I also adore Iker. But am a Barca fan. I also adore Zizou above them all. He respected great players regardless of the colour of their kit.
Sometimes I get annoyed by some of things Zidane says but I have so much respect for him. I think when you are rivals you have to give them a bit of space. They will say or do things against your team that you will not like.
What do you think should change for Barcelona this summer? Do you think that they will manage to get back on track?
They can’t get back on track if they continue like this.
I don’t like the idea of changing coaches every season as it destabilizes the team. Unfortunately the situation right now seems far from stable. I no longer feel Tata is the right man for this job. I liked the little changes Tata brought to the team, and I think he also handled our players quite well for someone who never worked with such big football stars in the past. However, I find Tata tactically inferior to some of the other coaches. Which does not sit well with me. I understand it has been hard on him with everything that has occurred in last few months. The injuries were unbelievably hard to deal with. Despite all of this I feel Tata is not as hungry as he should be. When you are the coach of Barcelona you do not just get to say it was my fault and start over. You say it and you come back and you win. You understand losing is not an option, and you remind your players of this.
Talking about the other changes is pointless if the transfer ban is not lifted. Obviously we need a new gk, we need a new CB. We need to think about players like Adriano, Masch, Song, Montoya, Bartra, and Tello. We need to look at our weak points and fix them. We cannot go on that old theory that it is okay to have a weak defense if you have a strong offense at the end. I hate that theory with a passion. We need to think about Xavi and Cesc. We need an alternate for Xavi, is Cesc that guy? if not, are we getting a new guy or are we waiting and hoping luck favors Sergi. Are we going to get a left back or right back who is more defensive minded than our current players? Are we going to look into taller players who can dominate physically, or are we going to say if it worked 3 years ago with small players then it can work even now when everyone has memorized the possession game bible.
Over last few years everyone has studied us and have improved on our ideas. We can’t be so stubborn and stupid and hope just because we have talented players we will some how manage to survive. This is draining our players. All the photosets about survival, this year we did not survive. I don’t know what people’s definition of survival is. If they mean did not drop low enough to lose a CL position then okay yeah, we survived.
Then comes our biggest problem, the club management. These men can’t just go away. A proper election needs to take place. What is the guarantee a new “regime” will do a better job (I am sure we are all saying how can they be any worse than this) I just want these morons to make smarter decisions and learn from their mistakes.
Barcelona hit a new low this season. A season without a single trophy after a long time. So at least trophy wise, we can’t be worse than this next season. What makes me sad is we are no longer one of the strongest teams.This is not a small hiccup. This is big
In my experience Iker & Sergio haters are mostly also spain nt haters. I often get "You love these guys just because they play for spain!" which I find weird, because even if - so what?! I think the relationship between RM and Barca players of the current spain nt is among the most beautiful things I've ever seen in football. I'll never forget busi saying that he ran over to iker during the world cup, because he saw iker celebrating & crying alone after iniesta's goal.
I don’t mind if they hate Iker and Sergio, it is completely their business. The same way liking them is mine. I am just annoyed by the told you so kind of posts.
“The Champions League and the World Cup are the two biggest titles in the world. Of course I would also like to win the second. The World Cup is a big highlight of my career.”—Bastian Schweinsteiger (via iheartbastischweinsteiger)
I don’t understand some cules’ frustration with Iker and Sergio love from other cules. It almost feels as if they wait for Iker and Sergio Ramos to do something wrong, then when it happens they say something like see I told you! These guys were assholes. You should’ve listened to my wise words before, and not given into them. Now the veil has been lifted and hopefully you see the true evil face I saw from the very beginning. You were too naive and a fool.
I love Iker because my Barcelona players love Iker.
I respect him because my Barcelona players respect him.
I care for him because my Barcelona players care for him.
If he is worthy of their love and respect, then he is certainly worthy of mine.
To me, Iker is the man who saw through Mourinho’s games and did his best to keep the national team together. Do I think most players have this ability? No, I don’t. In fact, I can only think of 4 players at most in Barcelona.
Iker is the guy that used to praise Messi. When asked about which player he would take to his national team he had once said, ”Messi, without a doubt. He’s the best, he does things that only he knows how to do, and he does them often. It’s incredible!”
This is the guy our players love. Even Messi is very fond of him, and he has never played with him like the Spanish players. So he has no reason to be fond of Iker unless Iker gave him a reason of course.
This is the same guy who said when Barcelona got eliminated by inter he was not happy because he wants to see Spanish team in the final.
Even if he was only “pretending" to be nice, I see him as a man who tries to build bridges, someone who unites people.(I can hear the Madrid Iker haters) That means a lot to me considering most people would rather hate, and burn bridges.
He is an idiot. He is extremely disrespectful during games (even after game), he is violent, basically he is an asshole.
When were things ever this simple? I think Sergio is on his way to become an amazing leader, that is if you don’t already consider him a good leader. I admire him for his passion. Granted most of the time it is a terrible thing for me, but I respect it.
Whenever I think of Sergio, I think of the guy who was packing Estopa for Iniesta and Flamenco for Puyol before going to WC. I am mad at him for all the things he does to Barcelona, and says about Barcelona, but this is also the guy who has (or had) so much affection for some of our players.
I miss this guy
I miss this fool who is in the unofficial Barcelona picture without caring about club lines.
I see their flaws, I have seen the things they’ve done but I am choosing to love them. Tomorrow I might not love them, tomorrow I might feel hell you really crossed the line now Sergio, I can’t forgive you like Puyol, but that is for tomorrow.
if I ever change my mind, I don’t need your told you so posts. Because if I could repeat the whole thing again, I would.