It has been an awful week in Barcelona.
Outside of the course's sports director Eric Abidal and the star Lionel Messi on a collision course after a controversial interview, and on the track smoke out of the cup after defeat to Athletic Bilbao.
It kind of gets the alarm bells ringing at Camp Nou, and according to one of the club's former players sticking problems in the Barça deeper than that.
The former French champion Christophe Dugarry is fierce in his criticism of FC Barcelona, which he calls a klovneklub.
- The buyer Coutinho, Dembélé... They buy players and sell them again. One gets an impression that there is no project in this club. In each and every transfervindue there is a problem.
- They have recruited very poorly since the Xavis and Iniestas departure. They have spent a lot of money, but it is a club of clowns, says Dugarry, a French RMC Sport.
Dugarry was in 1998 to become a world champion with France. Photo: Reuters Photographer / Reuter / Ritzau Scanpix
Dugarry had a brief period as a player in the Spanish team in the 1997/98 season and has his career been known as a debater who does not unpack his opinions in.
He is disappointed with FC Barcelona and believes that the club has a bad image because of the many strange options.
- It is too many people who do not have the elegance and the class, as there should be in a club at that level.
- It is really a club without class, says Dugarry.
FC Barcelona fired in the middle of January, coach Erneste Valverde, and his replacement, Quique Setien, has had a difficult start as Barça coach.
Although the need is great, managed not to pick up a striker in the transfer window, and the smoke on Thursday out of the cup, as Athletic Bilbao with a goal in injury time won the game 1-0.
In the league is FC Barcelona three points behind Real Madrid. The meetings on Sunday Betis at stamford bridge.
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