5 reasons why Barcelona are ready to win the treble this season
Unlike some clubs on the continent including Real Madrid, Catalan giants FC Barcelona are well known for their objective to give equal concentration to every competition they participate in during every campaign.
They are the only club in Europe to have won all accolades before them in a single year, claiming a whopping 6 trophies under Pep Guardiola in 2009 before going close again under Luis Enrique with 5 trophies in 2015.
Moreover, La Blaugrana are also the first European club to win the treble on two different occasions. After claiming total domestic and continental success under Guardiola during the 2008-09 season, Barcelona entered the history books by repeating the feat under the guidance of Luis Enrique, who delivered the UEFA Champions League, the LaLiga title and the Copa Del Rey trophy in the 2014-15 campaign.
Ever since then, La Blaugrana have been working hard to continue with their total domestic and continental dominance, but they have found it very difficult to return to that level, failing to win the UEFA Champions League in each of the past 3 years, as well as missing out on the LaLiga title during the 2016-17 campaign.
It looks like the Catalans are ready to complete a treble this term once again, and below are 5 things that point to this.
#5 Squad depth
The lack of squad depth is one of the factors which hindered Barcelona from claiming the treble in each of the past 3 seasons, but that problem has now been buried following a couple of successful transfers this year - with the Catalans now in possession of incredible talents on every area of the pitch - including the bench.
Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele have linked up with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front to give Ernesto Valverde plenty of options in attack, while Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Arthur Melo have been controlling games from the middle of the pitch.
Summer signing, Clement Lenglet has been a huge influence at the back alongside the likes of Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, and Sergi Roberto - with Ter Stegen raising his game to an incredible level, and is arguably the most impressive goalkeeper in Europe at the moment.
The club also possesses immense quality away from the starting line-up, with the likes of Malcom, Nelson Semedo, Arturo Vidal, Denis Suarez, Jasper Cillessen, and Munir El-Haddadi providing quality support from the bench.
With these incredible players in their ranks, there is no doubt Barcelona have a squad capable and ready to deliver a treble this term.