Carles Puyol is one of the biggest legends in the steep history of Barcelona, and they’ve not quite been the same since he left.
The Spanish bruiser spent his entire career at the club, captaining them for 10 years and winning 18 major honours before retiring in 2014, and was renowned for his vocal leadership and old school style of defending.
It is safe to say that Barcelona miss a player like Puyol within their current ranks. Even though Puyol’s old partner Gerard Pique is still at the club, none of the players signed to play alongside him have come close to Puyol in ability or mentality.
Centre-back is one of the most crucial positions on the pitch, and a big reason for Barcelona’s fast decline has been the lack of characters in the team as well as being defensively vulnerable in the biggest games.
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