Arturo Vidal: Barcelona must ‘change a lot of things’

Arturo Vidal of FC Barcelona controls the ball during the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2020 in Madrid, Spain.

Arturo Vidal has been talking about where it’s all been going wrong for Barcelona on the pitch and how the team can improve.

The Catalan giants are coming off the back of a difficult season where they lost La Liga to Real Madrid and were thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Vidal says a lot needs to change at the Camp Nou and offered his thoughts on what needs to happen.

“Barcelona first have to change their way of thinking because football has evolved a lot, their DNA is already lagging behind and other teams are improving in other aspects; football at the moment is more physical, with more strength and speed, and technique sometimes takes a back seat.

“Barcelona has to change a lot of things. A team, which I think is the best in the world, cannot have 13 professional players and the rest are youngsters. Not because they do not deserve to be there, but they have to be competing with the best and who has to play.

“All teams have 23 players fighting for positions, growing and improving every day; But when they do not progress, when you think that with your DNA you can always win, you are very wrong.

“There are very good players, we have Messi who is number one and is an alien, but he needs help, he needs players who improve the team and give better results.”

Source | La Tercera

It’s not clear if Vidal will be part of the team next season. Reports have suggested he’s not part of Ronald Koeman’s plans, and there have been rumors about a move to Serie A.

Vidal has also spoken about the speculation and said he’d be “happy” if he were to receive a phone call from new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo.

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