Domagoj Kostanjsak

Sports journalist, tactical analyst & scout, author of Anatomy of a Genius: Leo Messi's tactical evolution at FC Barcelona. A Barcelona fan for more than 20 yearse.

Alexia Putellas – Shaping Barcelona’s Legacy

Blog, Published May 10, 2024
She is without a doubt the one player that truly defines FC Barcelona Femeni and has shaped their legacy to become part of who they are today. This is the story of Spain’s greatest export.

Should Barcelona go all out for Julian Nagelsmann?

Blog, Published April 3, 2024
Julian Nagelsmann will soon be on the market. Should Barcelona go all out for the German maestro?

Can Roberto De Zerbi revolutionise Barcelona?

Blog, Published March 6, 2024
The coach hunt continues and one of the reported favourites for the Barcelona job after Xavi is none other than Roberto De Zerbi. Can he revolutionise the team?

Is Hansi Flick the right man for Barcelona?

Blog, Published February 20, 2024
Barcelona are on the hunt for a new coach. And among the myriad of names, Hansi Dieter Flick seems to be the frontrunner. But is he the right man for the job?

Frenkie de Jong & the dilemma of the dynamic [VIDEO]

Blog, Published February 10, 2024
Frenkie de Jong is a superstar. But it has been five years and he is still trying to find his place under the Catalan sun. We look at his evolution, his stats and his performances to try to find an answer to that question.

Xavi's Christensen pivot experiment

Blog, Published February 8, 2024
Out of necessity, comes innovation. With Romeu underperforming and no other player fitting the bill, Xavi gave Andreas Christensen a chance at the infamous Barcelona pivot role.

Why did Xavi the coach fail?

Blog, Published February 2, 2024
He gave it his all and it wasn't enough. But what were the reasons for Xavi's coaching failure?

Did Barcelona deserve more vs Girona or do the numbers lie?

Blog, Published December 14, 2023
The numbers would suggest Barcelona 'deserved' more against Girona last Sunday. But is data telling us the full story?

Barcelona's midfield: Elite but still far from complete

Blog, Published December 7, 2023
Barcelona have a stacked roster in their midfield. But there is still a gulf between the ideal balance of profiles and their best individual players. So how can Xavi solve that puzzle?
Xavi Hernandez the perfect coach for Barcelona

Ode to Xavi: (im)perfect coach for (im)perfect Barcelona

Blog, Published November 10, 2023
Is Xavi Hernandez the best coach on the planet? No. But is he the best coach for Barcelona at this very moment? Absolutely yes. And here's why.

Heartbreak at Montjuic: How Barcelona lost despite a dominant Clasico performance

Blog, Published October 30, 2023
It started off well but ended in heartbreak. What does the Clasico defeat mean for Barcelona and Xavi? Are things as bleak as the result might suggest?

The silent project-killer: Barcelona's recurring defensive issues

Blog, Published October 25, 2023
It's always the old problems that kill projects, not the new ones. And some of Barcelona's old issues are yet to be resolved. Is there a cause for concern for Xavi's squad?