Barcelona won part one of a potential treble last weekend, eventually finishing two points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga, with Copa del Rey and Champions League finals to come. Concerning the season’s zenith, Guillem Balague believes that everything comes down to Lionel Messi in the Barcelona team. On the other hand, Luis Enrique’s change of style helped them use the Argentine man to play to his full potential.
In this season, Messi has made 56 goals in 55 games, and it has helped them on their way, a personal improvement of 15 goals on last term. And it is believed that without Messi, Barcelona would not have had as much success as they have up to now. Messi’s stats have particularly improved in the second half of the campaign. As an addition, he has also assisted 21 goals for his teammates, more than any pther La Liga player this season.
Barcelona has trident of fantastic players, including Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. According to Balague, the club’s zenith is also to do with the camaraderie they have had, and they have played to their strengths. The trio have scored total 117 goals for the side in 2014/2015 season.
The 27-year-old player won 25 Man of the Match awards by WhoScored.com and finished the season with an average rating of 8.84, better than any other player. It is interesting to note how this player had a fabulous season after having a disappointing one last year. Public has praised him to be undoubtedly the world’s best footballer and taking aside his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi has underlined his status as the greatest player of his generation this season with an astonishing run of performances after the turn of the year. “At the end of everything is one thing: Lionel Messi. Whether they are a counter-attacking team or a passing team, whatever, it’s all about Lionel Messi,” ensured Balague.