The Blaugrana had a rocky start to the 2021-22 season, but things have swiftly turned around under Xavi.
Ronaldinho believes Barcelona can still win La Liga this season, despite Real Madrid’s dominance.
Barca dropped to ninth position in the table after a terrible start under Ronald Koeman, who was fired in October and replaced by club legend Xavi the following month.
Xavi set out to reclaim the club’s lost identity, and with the help of some clever January additions, the Blaugrana has steadily climbed back into the Champions League rankings.
In the winter window, Barcelona signed Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dani Alves, and Adama Traore, and all four players have adapted rapidly to help the squad cut the gap on leaders Real Madrid.
A 4-0 Clasico victory over the Blancos on March 20 demonstrated how far they’ve progressed, and Ronaldinho is confident that they can end the season as winners.
“We are excited that Barca play well again and I think anything is possible,” the Brazilian, who won two league titles and the Champions League at Camp Nou between 2003 and 2008, has told Mundo Deportivo.
“I hope so and as a fan I am hoping that things go well and I think there can be [a comeback].”
Ronaldinho went on to praise his former colleague Xavi for the impact he’s had since stepping into the dugout.
“Xavi has returned and has brought us hope,” he added. “As my friend and ex-team-mate, this excites people and me too.
“When he played, he already had a vision of the game as a coach.
“He guided the game and I see it very well [in his coaching] too because he makes us want to watch Barca games again.”
Barcelona has gone unbeaten their last 14 La Liga games, and last time out defeated Sevilla 1-0 to climb up to second place in the rankings on goal difference, although temporarily.