Speaking ahead of Dynamo Kyiv’s Group G clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wednesday night, head coach Mircea Lucescu said he believes that Barcelona are not good enough to win this year’s tournament.
“They have a squad with very talented players, but they need time to learn the mechanisms. I don’t think Barcelona are at the level to win the Champions League at the moment. Bayern Munich, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain have more options. In any case, they have a footballer in Lionel Messi, who can be very important. A new coach needs a minimum of six months and next spring they will be another team. Barcelona are a team that are better off playing the Champions League than LaLiga, because in the domestic competition the rest of the teams know them very well.“