Former Barca defender reveals club that will win the Champions League this season

Former Barcelona defender Juliano Belletti is backing Barcelona to have a successful 2022-23 season.

It’s been quite a while since Barcelona tasted trophy success, especially on the European front, but Belletti believes the upcoming season will be different.

Belletti enjoyed a successful stint at Camp Nou, winning two La Liga titles and the UEFA Champions League in 2005/06.

Belletti scored a memorable winning goal for Barcelona in the Champions League final in 2005/06, and in an interview with Sport, the Brazilian was asked if fans will get a chance to relive such a moment anytime soon, and he replied: “We will see it again (laughs). Why not this season?”

Belletti also hailed the job club president Joan Laporta has done so far: “Confidence, hope, it is not easy to take on this responsibility, with the pressure that exists at the moment, but everything will be solved by working as hard as possible so that everything returns to normal.”

Belletti also hailed new signing Robert Lewandowski.

He said: “He is a great footballer, he has a nose for goal, he has his history, he’s a competitive character and personality, he is also already in a small way the face of the club and he comes after a great time at Bayern.

“All this infects a dressing room, he is a player who scores goals and of course, he will have pressure to do well, but he is a signing that will give us a lot of joy.”

On the rebuilding job Xavi Hernandez is doing, Belletti said: “He is already building it, he knows the way to do it. We have continued to talk since he was in Doha and now again here.

“He has the personality to, and the responsibility. He is a very intelligent guy and he also has the support of the fans, including mine of course. I know how he is as a person and he is going to put Barça back where they belong.”