I.It’s no secret that BarcelonaAttacking productivity has been disappointing this season, and that’s kind, but there’s hope in the way of Sergio AgueroThe return to physical form, with the Blaugrana hanging their hat on their production for the rest of the 2021/22 season.
Having signed Omen on a free transfer at the beginning of the summer window, this was felt to be something of a match made in hell once it became clear Lionel messi he would not stay at the Camp Nou.
Omen was signed by Joan Laporta hoping that it would persuade Messi stay while Omen agreed to join rather than return to Argentina to play alongside his close friend at the club level.
With Messi out of the equation and headed to Paris saint germain, there was no clear idea where Omen would fit, especially as Ronald Koeman had clearly preferred Memphis Depay In preparation for the summer window, however, such is the dire nature of the Catalan club’s situation this season, Koeman will turn to just about anyone.
Agüero returns scorer
Having been absent due to injury since he put the pen on the paper, Omen He has recently returned to full training and was included in a closed-door friendly on Wednesday afternoon.
With UE Cornella like the opposition, Omen He opened the scoring in what was his unofficial debut with Los Cules, and it was clear that the former Atlético de Madrid star still knows where the goal is.
Played for 30 minutes as recommended by Barcelonaof the medical team, although it is unclear when he will be deemed ready to enter competitive LaLiga Santander action.
How bad has Barcelona been in attack?
It’s usually not a great indication that a team is moving in the right direction when they’re pinning their hopes on the return of an injury-prone 33-year-old, but that’s where we are with Barcelona right now. .
The question is, how bad Barcelona state?
Koeman He likes to highlight the fact that his team has opportunities in matches, but his inability to convert them undermines him at every turn, and it is clear that fans will not accept these excuses for long.
There must be an air of realism in the recognition that losing the best player the club has ever had will mean a drop in production, but Luuk de JongThe return of a goal in 342 minutes in six games is appalling.
Memphis He has carried the team forward, but his contribution has only been inflated because it has been so much better than that of those around him. The alarming reality is that the Dutchman has only scored three goals in nine games this season, and this is his main center forward.
Ansu FatiThe absence has not been helpful, while Ousmane DembéléThe injury occurred at a terrible time for Koeman too, but none of those players is a prolific scorer.
Omen is the only player in BarcelonaA team that can be tagged as a prolific scorer, and no one knows if they can still do it at the top level, but Barcelona They hope you can, they have no choice.