Sergio Busquets says he is yet to fully recover from what was a poor outing for Barcelona in their 2019/20 campaign.
Sergio Busquets is looking forward to a better season under Ronald Koeman but admits he still hurts from the club’s performances last season.
After losing their grip at the top of La Liga to Real Madrid, it got worse for the Catalan giants. They suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League. It also meant they ended 2019/20 season without a trophy.
Busquets was one of the players who came under intense criticism after that humiliating defeat.
If that wasn’t enough, it got worse in the summer for Barca after Lionel Messi asked to leave the club although he eventually made a U-turn and stayed.
Sergio Busquets still hurts thinking about it all but insists the players can move on from it all with the presence of a new manager in Ronald Koeman.
“One thing is what happens outside, which is not the best moment of the club.” the 32-year-old said as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“And another what happens in the field, which was not our best year and it shows at an individual and collective level.”
“If I stopped to give my opinion carefully, it could be five or six hours. On the field it was not our best year.”
“Soccer is a team sport and if you are not well collectively, you will not be individually.”
“But it has already happened and we have a new opportunity. Things have changed and we hope it will get better”
Busquets and Barcelona now have a chance to improve from a woeful outing last season and return to title-winning ways as usual. We’ll see how that plays out come the end of the season.