Ferran Torres returned to sit with a bad face in the Benito Villamarín when he was substituted. And he had nothing to do with Xavi. The Valencian was once again disgusted with himself. It is not the first time that he has made gestures of frustration. Against Napoli he even burst into tears after a game in which, paradoxically, he managed to score a goal even if it was a penalty. A gesture that seemed too tremendous and that speaks, perhaps, of the pressure that the player has put on himself, which cost Barça 55 million euros.
Ferran has seven league games without scoring. His last goal was in Europe, against Eintracht, in a good striker move. But in recent games he has been somewhat confused, as if he needed a break. Almost mental, more than physical. That Ferran has a goal is a fact. That in Barça does not work as much as in the National Team with Luis Enrique, another. In 24 games with the Absolute of Spain he has scored 13 goals. An average of 0.54 goals that contrasts with the 0.30 he has at Barça, where he has scored 7 goals in 23 games.
In the club there are no doubts regarding the signing of the international. Xavi is delighted with his attitude and his performance, and is convinced that he will do better next season. Yes indeed, It will be necessary to know if the player is prepared to withstand the pressure. Because from July more is going to be demanded. The adaptation process will be completed and it will have to perform according to its price.or, that has been sky high. Unlike in the National Team, where he can be one more, his price at Barça forces him to make a difference. Improved by Guardiola and Luis Enrique, Xavi is forced to finish modeling it and give it the definitive touch of excellence. For now, it’s his turn to get unstuck.