The season has not yet officially started on the other side of the Pyrenees, since FC Barcelona must wait until Saturday evening and this match at Camp Nou against Rayo Vallecano to launch this 2022/2023 exercise. The opportunity to see at work all the recruits enlisted by the management in recent weeks, and it must be said that in Catalonia, the trend is clearly optimistic. The American tour had been rather interesting, with successes against Real Madrid and NY Red Bulls, and an interesting draw. Last night, Xavi’s side wrapped up their pre-season with a 6-0 win against Pumas in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Beyond the results, the content of the meetings was rather positive. Both collectively and individually. Newly arrived players like Franck Kessié or Raphinha showed great things, while Ousmane Dembélé proved why Xavi was so keen to keep him. “Heavenly music in Spotify Camp Nou”title like this Mundo Deportivo on its site this Monday morning after the great success against the Mexican team.
Barca’s attacking potential is driving fans crazy
The media, in its various articles, is very optimistic about the coming season. The excellent connection between Pedri and Robert Lewandowski, scorer after only three minutes of play, is particularly highlighted, just as Raphinha and Dembélé also reap more than positive comments. “Barca have turned the Pumas into foxes in a Gamper Trophy that has raised the hopes and expectations of Barca fans to the clouds. Six goals, but it could have been more. A demonstration of the power of Barca’s new squad.”can we read in another article of the newspaper.
Same story on the side of the other major sports newspaper in the region, Sportwhere we talk about a Barça ” spectacular “ and one “attacking football exhibition”. The different arrivals have really changed the trend. “The workforce revolution has created excessive optimism. It makes sense when you see where you come from. Barça were fed up with losing players who were too comfortable. The summer recruits correspond well to this desire for a profound transformation of the workforce that the fans wanted. The market is not over yet and Marcos Alonso and Bernardo Silva have to come”, confides the director of the newspaper Lluís Mascaró in an editorial. More than to confirm when the serious things will begin.