Coming into this season on the back of an impressive spell at his former side Celta Vigo, Luis Enrique was deemed to rectify all the mistakes committed by his predecessor at Barcelona.
While he couldn’t have asked for a more ideal start, Barcelona won 8 matches on a trot without conceding a single goal to their name. At that particular time at the end of October, it seemed that the Luis Enrique’s first season as a manager would be huge success at Barcelona because not only the goals were coming like raindrops, the ever-green problem of Barcelona defense was looking to be resolved after some decent spending in summer.
However, as they say that all glittering things aren’t gold, similar is the situation of former Luis Enrique at the helm. Starting from that defeat against Real Madrid which now seems as the tip of the iceberg, Barcelona has gone down in LA LIGA both in terms of scoring goals and conceding.
After scoring 22 goals in the first 8 matches of the season with none against, Barcelona were sitting 4 points clear of the 2nd placed Real Madrid at the end of November. However, starting from that defeat against Real Madrid which proved to be first of the many, the Catalan Giants have scored 19 goals in the next 9 matches with 8 against. Thus, as far as goal scoring is concerned, they are still abiding by their rules, however, it is their defending that might cost Luis Enrique his job.
After conceding no goal in the first 8 matches, Barcelona has conceded 8 goals in next 9 matches of La LIGA this season
And now when heads have started rolling at the Camp Nou, Andoni Zubizaretta has been sacked and Carlos Puyol has left his position as well. And looking at the history of Barcelona football club, Luis Enrique might be the next to go after just 7 months of his managerial tenure at the Camp Nou.
Fight with Messi hasn’t done well to Enrique’s reputation
While the results have played their part as well in weakening the stance of Luis Enrique, his recent spats with Lionel Messi can only fast-forward his exclusion from the club. Starting from that match where Messi refused to be subbed off to yesterday when he didn’t chased the ball after being tackled, Lionel Messi’s behavior on the pitch isn’t a sign of nice things to come.
However, courtesy to his team’s recent defeat against Real Sociedad, things are getting rough for Luis Enrique by the minute. And if results do not start changing from the short run for Barcelona, Luis Enrique’s spell might be in severe danger at the Camp Nou.