Post by Bruce D. Scott
: Why can't Barca players ever take a defeat like men instead of whining about "unjust" defeats every time they lose?
: What is an unjust defeat? Do they have a divine right to win all the time?
: "Football is unjust sometimes," Fabregas said.
This sort of thing, feelings of entitlement, is the main reason I don't
like them. Recall Xavi always saying things like "they don't play
football like Barcelona" or "we play football, they just obstruct things".
Allow me to be the third poster to agree. Xavi is easily the worst in
the arrogance department, but looks like Cesc is becoming an able
protege. Guardiola didn't help either with his patronizing Wilshire
comments, and I don't buy the "context' of the remarks defense (though
I don't think Pep is generally an arrogant person). The two Barca guys
who keep their feet on the ground are the ones I like the most,
Iniesta and Puyol.
Another ironic thing, Barca's now extreme form of tiki-taka could also
be described as anti-football. If a team stays horizontal for 30
passes and doesn't let the other team have the ball then that's hardly
entertaining either. In fact, it's becoming quite boring (I say this
as an former fan of their style).