Ex-Barca Edmilson proposes his own approach of getting back to winning ways
- Former CL winner thinks that it's about changing the play, mentality and behaviour of the players.
- The 43-year-old compares today's Barca to a team which is soon to begin its new cycle.
- If things don't go well, radical decisions will be made, he claims.
While at Barca, Edmilson also faced tough times at the club.
What's happening right now reminds him of something he had already seen as a player.
"Maybe it reminds me of the end of the cycle.
"A lot of young players have come in, there are others with a lot of experience, but it could be a change and that normally means a change in play, mentality, behaviour. That's natural. It's too soon to draw conclusions but if at the end of the season things haven't gone well, decisions will be made," the Brazilian says.
"Football is a collective sport. The youngsters must have confidence and the veterans, when things don't go well, have to help. It's difficult to say too much when you're not there day-to-day, but what I read and see in the press, we expect a little more from this Barca, who have given a lot of joy in the last 12 years."
Edmilson is a former Champions League winner with Barcelona. The Brazilian played with such legendary players as Ronaldinho, Deco, Samuel Eto'o, Rafael Marquez and others. In total, the midfielder made 96 appearances for the Catalans, with the 2005/06 campaign being his key highlight at Blaugrana.