While Laporta, Yuste and Mateu Alemany locked themselves in an office in the box to speak at length about the defeat against Bayern (0-3), the Blaugrana dressing room saw images of absolute impotence. There were no reproaches or bad gestures but an atmosphere of resignation more than worrying. Who more or who less was aware that this season’s squad is worse than last year and that right now they are not for great challenges but to get out of the way.
One of the players who ended up the most touched, and we are not referring to the muscular aspect (that was Jordi Alba, who requested the change due to discomfort in the hamstrings of the right leg) it was Sergi Roberto. The player did not get a right hand during the sixty minutes he was on the field, overwhelmed at all times by the attacks of Davies and Sané, without resources as a lane on the right wing, playing in a totally predictable way and losing a lot of balls. So much so that the public began to get impatient with the one from Reus, first with timid whistles but at the end with loud and prolonged boos every time he touched the ball. The apotheosis arrived at his exit from the field of play with one of the whistles of the night by the respectable.
Sergi Roberto was affected by this reaction from the partner. So much so that he ended up heartbroken in the locker room, breaking into tears. Not even the support and consolation of his teammates, especially Piqué and Sergio Busquets, were enough. The player did not understand the virulent reaction of the fan, when he had given everything on the field.
Quickly both in a press conference Koeman and in statements Piqué came out to defend the captain, remembering that Sergi Roberto had not played in his natural position and that he had made an extra effort against one of the best teams in the world.
In any case, Sergi Roberto’s situation looks complicated. It is evident that he is one of the players indicated by the partner, as Samuel Umtiti, when deploying their reproaches against the team.
His downward renewal does not seem to end up dissipating the problem that has long undergone that of Reus, who has ceased to have the immunity that the goal of the comeback he scored against PSG gave him.