5 things that will inspire Barcelona to success this season
It has been a very interesting 2018-19 season so far, with plenty of surprises and exciting developments as European clubs continue to struggle in order to keep themselves in contention across various competitions, and Catalan giants FC Barcelona will be glad they have put themselves in a decent position as we approach the decisive stages of the campaign.
La Blaugrana have earned themselves a good start, taking their seat on top of the LaLiga table with 34 points in 16 games so far, and they have also made it into the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League, having emerged as the leaders of Group B with an impressive 14 points.
With the way things are going at the moment, it looks like La Blaugrana only have their eyes set on progress this season. While they keep moving in the right direction towards glory, we quickly take a look at 5 factors that could inspire Ernesto Valverde's men to achieve success during the campaign.
#5 Squad depth
Barcelona did very well during the last two transfer windows (summer and winter), strengthening their squad by signing a number of incredible superstars by virtue of which they have now assembled one of the strongest squads in Europe at the moment.
Their attack is filled with fantastic options, with the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, and Malcom joining Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front, while Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic have been boosted by the arrival of Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal in the middle of the pitch.
The defense also received an upgrade in the form of former Sevilla centre-back, Clement Lenglet, who is thriving alongside the likes of Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, and Nelson Semedo at the moment.
While the bench is filled with high-quality options such as Rafinha Alcantara, Munir El Haddadi, and Denis Suarez, La Blaugrana also have a couple of youth players who have impressed whenever they have gotten the opportunity this season, with the likes of Carles Alena, and Riqui Puig dominating the headlines in recent weeks.
With such a number of incredible superstars in their ranks, La Blaugrana have a decent squad ready to compete for everything this season, and there is no doubt their strength-in-depth will help them a lot as they aim to achieve success during the campaign.