Xavi must be our Alex Ferguson

Ferguson is his 26 years in Manchester United - won 13 EPLs and 2 UCLs and 5 FA Cups. Rest are some Community Shields etc. Total trophy count 38.

The success came from patience, management support and trust and most importantly creating a winning combination with deep reserve bench.

Barca is going through a similar patch once again which recurred after 20 years. Before Frank Rijkaard we had a time where we used to play but couldn't win. Rijkaard (2003-2008) came and slowly started getting the talented La Masia graduates, gave them playing time and got a winning combination.

Advantage was - we got specific players in specific positions - and they were specialists. During that time we had Ronaldinho, Etoo, Deco, Larsson, Giuly, Henry, Yaya Toure, Eric Abidal, Xavi, Puyol, Iniesta and Messi !!!

Rijkaard got Ronnie in the beginning and Messi in the end of his tenure in Barca.

We now have a similar band of youngsters from La Masia. We all need to remember the success of that Golden Era came from a "SET TEAM" where except Dani Alvez in Right Back all other positions could be field with world class LA MAsia products. Moreover - we had Leo and Pep.

Now - we don't have a Messi - but we have just great players of the future in our squad. Most of them from our academy as well. Gavi, Puig, Nico, Abde, Jutgla, Fati, Balde, Mingueza along with Pedri, Frenkie De Jong, Araujo will a devastating combination in couple of years.

Xavi is our man - who can do it ! He is from the system, he knows the pulse very well.

We all need to enjoy our games knowing this is a prep time - we may lose against Real or any other team now - but we in process of making a great team once again to rule the soccer world for coming decades.

<em>This does not represent the views of Barca Blaugranes or SBNation</em>