Barcelona are no longer their best self and currently look like a team without a soul, according to Marc Muniesa.
It has been a rough ride all along for the Catalan giants, getting knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletico and having to switch managers midway through the campaign.
Barca have looked unconvincing even under Quique Setien with €120m signing, Antoine Griezmann struggling to hit top form. However, they were two points clear at the top of the La Liga table before football came to a halt across Europe.
“Everything that’s happened has been a bit bizarre, with Valverde’s sacking, people putting on pressure from outside about the play… it looks like a team without a soul,” Muniesa told Sport.
“It’s very difficult to do what Pep [Guardiola] did or Luis Enrique, who played a little more on the counter-attack. Now, with injuries to Dembele and Luis Suarez, there aren’t as many solutions up front.
“Griezmann is not at the high level expected of him and Messi is a bit on his own. The best news is Ansu Fati, who’s a footballer who has no fear. The football issue was a bit more complicated because the investment in wages is the most important thing at the club and it’s normal that it would take a bit longer.”