How to fix Barcelona’s biggest issues

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop is surprised Lionel Messi's contract negotiations with Barcelona have hit such a stalemate.
Barcelona are supposed to be perfect. An attack spearheaded by Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez doesn't get to have off days. Up and down the lineup, from Pique and Javier Mascherano in defense, to Sergio Busquets as the holding midfielder with Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic in front of him, the spine of Barcelona is talented enough to be flawless. The reality, of course, is that perfection in sports is unattainable no matter how great the talent is. Everybody has off days sometimes, everyone, even Lionel Messi, can be a little more precise, or just a hair quicker. Perfection is an illusion.


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