Football

Barcelona have to sack Tata Martino

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

The title race is tighter than ever as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are separated by only four points. While the Madrid teams grab all they could get, the Catalans fail to do so in La Liga, as well as in the Champions League.

Barcelona have won the title in the 2012/13 season, in front of Real Madrid with an admirable 15 points. By that time, Tito Vilanova had to resign from their bench, due to his illness.

Gerardo "Tata" Martino took over and by many fans, it wasn't a smart move.

First part of the season went very well for the team and their new manager, winning 25 of 29 matches before the new year and only losing once, against Athletic Bilbao.

The Champions League group stage was also successful as they gathered 13 points from six matches and finished in first place in the group.

The season went on, the players had relaxed and Valencia have won at Camp Nou for the first time in 10 years. Three weeks later, once again Barca were on their knees after the clash against Real Sociedad.

The same thing happened two matches later, as Valladolid earned three points at home and the champions had experienced a fourth loss in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid have beaten them in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals which was enough to get them out of the competition. Lots of fans started to lose hope in the Argentinian manager since then and are requesting him to step down from the club. 

As a result of self-confidence drop, Los Cules have been overcome once more in the home league, this time in a 1-0 loss over Granada. There is only five matches left until the season ends and Atletico occupy first place with three more points than Real Madrid and four more than Barcelona.

Martino's time is running out and he will surely have to leave if the players don't save the season by winning the league and by that, keep him at the bench.

Uncertainty is new for the team and they'll have to cope with the pressure in the hope of getting victories back to their home field.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Spain Football
Barcelona
La Liga
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again