There is no denying that Barcelona's 2011-12 season did not pan out the way any Catalan had in mind.
With a team that many believed to be among the greatest in the history of club football, the Blaugrana were unable to win either La Liga or the Champions League after winning both in 2010-11.
To add to the misery, manager Pep Guardiola departed the team after one of the most successful stints in charge of any club in history.
The loss of Guardiola and Barca's disappointing season combine to cast a small cloud of doubt over the team's future.
However, there are also equally compelling factors which point to a bright future for Barcelona—factors that point to potential dominance akin to the 2010-11 season.
Here are the six reasons FC Barcelona will bounce back next season.