Lionel Messi’s reliance
The season has seen Luis Suarez battle with injuries and Antoine Griezmann fail to properly integrate at Camp Nou. Consequently, La Pulga has been shouldering the burden of their attack on his own.
The problem is that Messi turned 33 is June. At this age, players start planning for retirement. Like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi can still play until 40 but his workload has to be managed. But in Catalonia he has the task to delivering day in day out.