Several Barcelona fans believe that Sergio Busquets is now past his best after watching his latest performance against Slavia Prague in the UEFA Champions League.
Is Sergio Busquets past his best?
The Spanish midfielder has been a key player for the Catalonian club in recent years after graduating from their infamous La Masia academy. Indeed, he had played a total of 545 games for them prior to the game against Slavia Prague, scoring 13 goals and providing 37 assists (via Transfermarkt).
During his time at the Nou Camp he has helped Barcelona win eight La Liga titles, six Copa Del Rey titles and three UEFA Champions League titles amongst others (via Transfermarkt).
However, despite that success, he is now 31-years-old and some supporters think that he is no longer good enough to be starting for the Spanish giants.
He struggled against Slavia Prague, his passing accuracy was just 79%, he played zero key passes and both of his attempted long balls were inaccurate. He was ultimately brought off after 77 minutes and finished with a WhoScored rating of just 6.74.
With the likes of Frenkie De Jong, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Arthur and Sergi Roberto also at the club, they do have plenty of other central midfielders.
And it seems that their supporters would like a combination of those players in the starting 11, with many of them believing Busquets needs to be dropped…
Right now Vidal > busquets
— ✪Rub✪ (@Manizuela) October 23, 2019
Every game I see Busquets start, he’s always been disappointing. He’s having a tough time covering the ground and it leaves Arthur & De Jong to cover more. At least Arturo Vidal helps when he comes on.
— Nitin Mohan (@nmfcb) October 23, 2019
Busquets is finished.. hez always bad away from home in champions league.. Vidal is better than him imo..
— Swapnil (@valvardeout) October 23, 2019
Busquets and Suarez aren’t really helping this Barca team anymore
— Aamir (@Aamiir_imam) October 23, 2019
Hopefully Busquets and Suarez will never ever play again in champions league they’re both 95% finished.
— 🇨🇩🇨🇩 Ferré Gola fan account (@Basedlordjesus) October 23, 2019
We need a new Sergio Busquets.
— Retired Ninja. (@Feints_twists) October 23, 2019
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Busquets is just invisible in this match. Vidal shd come in and of course FDJ in his natural 4
— Tamilore Adelakun (@tamadelakun) October 23, 2019