Messilona

Barcelona are far too dependent on one superstar. It's a problem

Soccerwallpaper.mackafe.com - Lionel Messi Wallpaper

According to ESPN Lionel Messi has taken 125 of Barcelona’s 321 goal scoring attempts in La Liga this term. That’ s a staggering 38.9%. Compared to 32.5% during last season’s goal barrage by the wold’s best player. And only 25% in 2010/2011 When Barcelona lifted the European Cup. A season earlier Messi was responsible for only 27% of his team’s goal attempt, and on the all conquering team of 2008-2009 he did not lead the team in goal attempts – Samuel Eto’o was the lead target men.

By contrast – Andres Iniesta, one of finest attacking midfielders of our time has attempted only four shots on goal in his last nine matches.

In simple words: in the last few months Barcelona have been focusing on their superstar breaking some ancient scoring records from Brazil and Germany. Not on being the world’s best football team.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SOCCERISSUE

 

 Subscribe in a reader