'The best Barca could have': fans&media react to Blaugrana new captains
- All four captains Barcelona have announced for the new season are La Masia graduates
- These are Leo Messi (primary captain), Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto
The fans are naturally OVERWHELMED with this decision, moreover, some journalists and reporters join them with this euphoric mood.
All the Captains are La Masia Graduates!!! ? https://t.co/eZAWELhmLF— Didik Wahyudy (@DidikWahyudy) August 10, 2018
That's how prominent Marca writer Luis F. Rojo has reacted to the appointments of both Pique and Roberto: 'Pique may feel that his recognition is somewhat overdue after giving a decade of service to the Catalan giants. The fact that Roberto has been promoted into the leadership structure ahead of Ivan Rakitic, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jordi Alba has come as a surprise.'
Of course, Roberto's case is the 'hottest' one. He is only 26 years old but already a Blaugrana vice-captain. Barcelona Live user Hector Montes Jr. is 'proud' of him.
Twitter users ElaficionadoFC and blaugrana_su both cannot hide their emotions also.
You really have Barca fans who are angry at Sergi being our 4 th captain. Those same type of fans who want us to use la Masia players and give them chances are unhappy that a boyhood Barca fan who gave his heart and soul for our club is now of the captains. Suck my dick wankers— J.R (@ElaficionadoFC) August 10, 2018
•Upholds the true values of La Masia.— Suravy (@blaugrana_su) August 10, 2018
•Worked hard to get into the first team.
•Played in every position he was offered.
•From super sub to starting XI
•Now among the 4 captains of Barça.
•True inspiration for every La Masia talents.
My Captain.. Sergi Roberto...❤ pic.twitter.com/QCSJ8XkSI7
The importance of La Masia in this matter is also brought about by the same Marca writer, Luis F.Rojo: 'Rather ironically when you consider the fact La Masia is struggling to produce talent for the first team, all four captains of the club spent time in the academy and were trained by the Blaugrana.'
However, several fans are a bit 'unhappy' with Messi being named the main captain. Barcelona Live user Olivero Dhantey Twist explains why it is so.
Those fans also believe Gerard Pique should have been chosen ahead of Messi to become the team's primary captain. Agree with this opinion?
Pique I my opinion should be captain or at least second captain he is more vocal than Messi or busquet— Syrendagod (@syrendagod) August 11, 2018
Renowned Blaugrana fan Alex Truica also praises Pique on his appointment.
Gerard Piqué finally among the captains. Well deserved. He embodies Barça. Steps up when needed, never afraid to speak out, representing Barça on and off the pitch. Has become a natural leader. For me close to being a perfect captain. https://t.co/ucUvJz8NKL— Alex Truica (@AlexTruica) August 10, 2018
Marca writer Luis F.Rojo even prepares an emotional message for the 31-year-old defender. He says: 'In spite of everything, his captaincy was a cry because, even if he did not wear the armband, everyone knew he was one of those who provided the impact in the dressing room.'
The whole 'captains' thing is brilliantly summed up by Twitter user Sameer_R13 who names the quartet 'the best captains Barcelona could have'.
Nobody has left Barça and come back to have the career Piqué has had. Busquets came out nowhere as Pep's greatest gift to football. Sergi Roberto is THE role model for La Masia's current crop. And Messi is Messi. Four unique careers to give Barça the best captains they could have https://t.co/I8v2wn7NfY— Sameer (@Sameer_R13) August 10, 2018
What do YOU guys think about our new captains? Remember that all your reactions are also noticed.