Browsing Gerardo Martino

FC Barcelona – Jurgen Klopp is What They Need

Posted on 13 Apr, 2014, by in Soccer

It feels like it’s an end of an era for Barcelona. It might be a week of losing three titles one after the other, and Gerardo Martino doesn’t seem to be someone who’ll stay for another year. It’s time for a change, in concept, and maybe even is style. Players, most likely, won’t be coming because of the transfer ban enforced on them. Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund might be the best thing for them to hire. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Flexing His Clasico Muscles

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

As important as it might for Lionel Messi to notch up another goalscoring achievement for Barcelona, his hat trick won’t be very memorable if we’ll see nothing from this performance a few days from now, as the team play their second Clasico of the season, this time without a shadow of the doubt putting the title on the line. More

Post Match Comments – Manchester City vs Barcelona

Posted on 19 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

As expected, the comments from Manchester City and their manager Manuel Pellegrini were mostly about how the referee ruined their match with the red card and the penalty, while Tata Martino was throwing around the obligatory it’s not over yet although Barcelona can already start thinking about the quarterfinals. More

FC Barcelona – Dani Alves Unhappy With His Own Supporters

Posted on 7 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

It wasn’t hard to notice the empty seats at the Camp Nou in Barcelona’s most recent home match in the Copa Del Rey. While manager Gerardo Martino was in an understanding mood of the low attendance, Dani Alves felt a bit less forgiving. More

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FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi & The Tactical Question

Posted on 12 Jan, 2014, by in Soccer

One of the interesting things with Barcelona this season isn’t just the drift away from the Tiki-Taka, but also how for the first time the manager, Gerardo Martino, is changing his tactics depending on the opposition which is unlike everything we’ve gotten used to and also that in some cases, Lionel Messi might not completely suit the best approach to a match. More

FC Barcelona – Neymar Shines Through The Stifling Tactics

Posted on 15 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

The call to prove that he can carry Barcelona on his back has been answered by Neymar, scoring five goals in two matches, and also showing he can make it happen despite some bad tactical decisions from Tata Martino, for some reason returning to the uber-possession concept that has proven more than once to be slightly outdated. More

FC Barcelona – Andres Iniesta Thinks There’s Nothing to Worry About

Posted on 4 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

A loss at Barcelona is always magnified and caused a much bigger reaction than anywhere else. Two losses in a row? It has to be a crisis right? According to Andres Iniesta, who has been through plenty of highs & lows with the club, no one is hitting the panic button just yet. More

FC Barcelona – The Problem Isn’t Neymar, It’s Cesc Fabregas

Posted on 3 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Everyone is looking to see if Barcelona are truly in a crisis now. Gerardo Martino has a world of pressure on his shoulders to find the answers after a very poor showing in the team’s most recent matches. While eyes are directed at Neymar, the answers to Barca’s problems can be found with Cesc Fabregas – his positioning on the pitch, rather than his actual presence. More

FC Barcelona – Gerardo Martino Needs Neymar to be Like Lionel Messi

Posted on 2 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

People are so used to see Barcelona win every match, that every loss, not to mention consecutive defeats, is a source for talks about crisis and falling apart. Like it or not, the Lionel Messi injury is something extremely difficult to deal with, even for a team filled with game changers like Barcelona. Neymar isn’t the kind of player who does things on his own, and that means Gerardo Martino needs to find real tactical answers before the situation gets out of hand. More

FC Barcelona – Gerardo Martino Knows Records Mean Nothing, Titles Do

Posted on 26 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

Does Gerardo Martino care that he’s only one match away from equaling the mark set by Guardiola’s side during the 2011-12 campaign, when Barcelona began the season by avoiding defeat in their first 21 games? Not really. He focuses on wins, sure, but eventually, what matters are the titles he ends up with. More