He's not just just referring to the real Madrid game obviously.
We missed out on pedri and de jong and has the Facts showed we kept it together and won the league and was in it until he went down this season.
No Gavi and no it would take a miracle to win it.
We definitely miss Mats but that's goes without saying.
Gavi is the beating heart of that midfield and team.
Deal with it.
FDJ played as many minutes as Gavi in the league last season...
When Gavi played without FDJ/Pedri domestically last season Barca won 1 of 4 games.. v worst team in league.. Elche.
Barca won every game in league but one that Gavi didnt start until won and that was away to Real.
Nothing to 'deal' with.
By far the biggest miss last season was FDJ when not playing.
Barcas form this season went after the Celta game at home... from then until his injury Gavi started 7 games.. Barca won 3 of them and that includes about biggest scudding Barca have taken and won a game in recent memory v Sociedad.
Thats not to blame Gavi... the team as a whole dropped but it happened with Gavi in it not after he got injured and that injuriy coincides with about worst one Barca could have in drop in quality with MATS.
Same folk who went on about how Gavi had regressed as expected in 2nd season now making out he was vital.
Folk dont say 'but he is only 18 you expect too much' or 'this dip is expected with young players' if Gavi was good last season.
Genuinely cant think of 1 league game Gavi had last season that was top clas.. not one.