BARCELONA – The Barcelona League passes through Villarreal this Sunday, in a maximum test for Koeman’s team, relaunched in his dream of conquering the double and who will visit a rival who as eagerly as he seeks the title is fighting to reach a placed in Europe, braked badly after two defeats against lower-tier rivals (Osasuna and Alavés) in his last three games that have left him in a difficult situation.
Barça will go to the game knowing the result of Real Madrid and before Atlético de Madrid visits Athletic Bilbao in San Mamés, focused on adding three by three in a non-negotiable way because, as Ronald Koeman warned, “it does not matter to play before or afterwards because you know that you have to win anyway “, solving that it does not suppose an extra pressure in this end of season in which” many points will have to be added “to aspire to the title.
Having added 43 of the 48 points (yielding only a draw against Cádiz and a defeat against Real Madrid) since the beginning of the year, Barça has revealed itself as the best team in the championship in 2021, which has triggered their confidence up to the maximum, winning the Copa del Rey and attending the Villarreal match after beating Getafe in a strange duel, more uncomfortable than the final result showed and that serves as a warning of the need to maintain both the demand and concentration to continue depending of himself.
With the return of Ousmane Dembélé, recovered from his discomfort in the pubis, and the entry also on the list of Neto but still with the loss of Martin Braithwaite and Miralem Pjanic, Koeman will have no problems presenting the proper eleven against Unai’s team Emery, pending, as far as possible, to give rest to one of his players, taking into account that the following Wednesday he will receive Granada at the Camp Nou in the pending match to match his rivals.
And with all eyes already set on that final rush of a League that Barça, who was going to say it, has in their hands.