Barcelona's midfield: Elite but still far from complete

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?

Pedri, Ilkay Gundogan, Gavi, Frenkie de Jong, Fermin Lopez and Oriol Romeu. On the face of it, that is a midfield most teams would sell their souls to have. The technical excellence, the pure quality, the experience, the youth, the elite potential; that roster has one of the best combinations of players on the planet. And they all play for Barcelona.

But if you look beyond the names; if you look beyond their individual attributes, they are still incomplete. Elite, sure, but also incomplete. At the moment, it's challenging for Xavi to field a complementary midfield while using his best players because his best players don't necessarily form his most complementary collective.

So how does he go about solving that issue?