Defeats are not victories, by Lluís Foix

It is not that you have to know how to lose but that many times you lose. And so you have to accept it because it is the essence of sport. The Barça from Xavi Hernandez will play the Champions and, most likely, it will be second in the Ligaat many points of Madrid. Nothing happens if the season ends blank, without any title, as has happened so many times in its 123-year history. But being second is not a success but, for the natural ambitions of the Barçais a failure.

missed the Copafrom Champions did not pass the round of 16, dropped from the Europa Leaguewith the additional scandal of tickets, the member’s attendance at the Camp Nou It has decreased. There have been three consecutive defeats against teams like the Eintracht de Frankfurtthe Cadiz and the Vallecano Ray. When Koeman was fired on Barça He was eight points behind Madrid and today it is at 12.

In bad weather, a good face, of course. But the facts don’t lie. On Saturday they beat Betis with a goal from Ansu Fati as soon as you enter and an unstoppable projectile of Jordi Alba in the last breath. Alba He has nine games without resting a minute and XaviCuriously, they have won 31 of the 39 points played away from home.

The Barça it is stronger than the board, the coach and the players. It is now under construction and will once again be among the European elite. But this year there is nothing to celebrate.