At a club like Barcelona, it is very easy for Sergio Busquets to go relatively unnoticed.
However, he may very well be the most important player in the current squad.
It sounds insane to claim that Messi or Xavi is not the most important, but Busquets may be in front of both stars. His weekly performances control the entire midfield with stellar play, as he is the engine that runs Barcelona.
Busquets is one of those players who do the dirty work. Sadly, those players do not get the recognition they often deserve in world football.
But without Busquets, Barcelona would not be the same.
We have seen this season what happens when Busquets is not in the lineup. The midfielder missed two games in the Champions League due to a red card and was clearly missed (via Guardian).
When Busquets is not on the field, the play seems scattered, Barca do not keep possession as well and the defense looks lost. La Blaugrana has grown so accustomed to his presence that the play suffers when he is not there.
Just like every car needs an engine to perform, Barcelona needs Sergio Busquets if the club is to play at the consistent level that viewers have grown accustomed to seeing.
Many fans often wonder who will replace Xavi and Puyol, but the biggest question the club may ever face is that of Busquets’ eventual replacement.
It is known that Sergio Busquets was always the first name on the team sheet for former manager Pep Guardiola. Current manager Tito Vilanova has continued the trend by playing Busquets whenever available.
Both managers make it clear that Busquets is essential to this Barcelona team. La Blaugrana are the most vulnerable when Busquets does not feature.
While it is easy to say that Messi is vital for Barcelona, the same must be said for the lanky midfielder.
Cules everywhere should praise the 24-year-old for his constant dedication and performances for Barcelona.
How important do you think Sergio Busquets is? Is he essential for Barcelona to continue winning trophies? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts and comments below.
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