Barcelona under Ronald Koeman has always been a rebuilding project. With the exit of several veteran players last summer, and not a lot of ready-made replacements brought in, we knew it’d take time. In addition, the coach was implementing a new formation. Youngsters and new faces are still being added to the mix, and so far, it’s only been a relatively small number of time he’s had to put it all together.
It’s natural for Koeman to ask for patience at this time. And he can point to a few matches and a few moments where the team has looked stronger than before.