LIGA - FC Barcelona: Memphis Depay is heavily criticized
The aftermath of defeat is always tough in Barcelona. And what to say when Real Madrid inflicted the defeat on Barça.
A new Clasico lost for the Blaugranas, which ultimately did not surprise many people. In a way, as if the supporters and the local media have already been preparing for it for quite a while. More than anger or indignation, it is a feeling of resignation that seems to reign over the city on the Mediterranean coast.
This does not prevent the media from charging against those they believe to be responsible for the defeat. Ronald Koeman is, unsurprisingly, the man most singled out after this poor result. But he is not the only one. Memphis Depay is thus pointed out as one of the reasons behind Barça's poor performance in attack. The former OL did not succeed and apart from a few combinations with Fati in the box, he did not succeed to make any difference.
Praised at the start of the season, he therefore sees the tide turning, especially since it is clearly not his first performance more than mediocre in recent weeks.
“An irregular match for the Dutchman. He's one of those players who play their own game, and this time it went wrong. He did not take advantage of a duel which seemed not very balanced against Lucas Vazquez, and he did not have the presence that Barça needed in a great match,” explains Sport about the one who was presented as Barca's new attacking leader not too long ago.
“A loss of the ball from Depay was the origin of the 1-0, although the worst part about this action was his defensive passivity in not following Alaba, who then scored. He did not make any difference, ” summarizes Mundo Deportivo for his part. The Dutch striker is also one of the players singled out by the supporters, alongside Frenkie de Jong or Eric Garcia. Suffice to say that it would be better for him that he did not miss out against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday evening.