Ronald Koeman's side were held to a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening and have now gone four La Liga games without a win.
While a number of younger players have caught the eye this season, the old guard have failed to hit the right standard and one of those is Busquets.
He has never been the fastest but at 32-years-old now, Busquets has been dubbed 'The Turtle' online for showing a lack of mobility in midfield.
Sergio Busquets also known as "The Turtle" :turtle: pic.twitter.com/WNzsxozQaT
- Hussain Muradi (@H_muradi8) October 31, 2020
The Spaniard was substituted at half time for Miralem Pjanic and despite being a bonafide legend, he didn't escape criticism.
couldn't watch more than 5 secs and I almost smashed my phone against a wall. it's not even funny anymore I just want him gone forever
- - (@RashJuniorr) October 31, 2020
First decision for Koeman is an easy one: Busquets must no longer be first choice. He became a liability off the ball a couple of years ago and will only become more so.
- Andy West (@andywest01) October 31, 2020
Pedri & Pjanić injected much-needed urgency into Barca's play after coming on at half-time, as they did vs Juve.They created 6 chances between them
Busquets created 0 chances & looked vulnerable on the counter-attack, as he did in the Clásico
Clear who Koeman should be starting
- Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) October 31, 2020
Pjanic was far better than Busquets. pic.twitter.com/HuKVjLjelT
- Barca Hour (@BarcaHour) November 1, 2020
Don't know why it took me so long to realize he's a system player. Very good at some things, terrible at others
- Canary Island Iniesta (@TRAPPST_1) November 1, 2020
Busquets has been a Camp Nou stalwart since 2008 and has won eight La Liga titles as well as three Champions Leagues.
At international level, he was part of the Spain squad that won the Euros in 2008 and 2012, in addition to the 2010 World Cup.
His best years came as part of a midfield three with Xavi and Andres Iniesta but with two other La Masia graduates gone, it looks as if Busquets' time at the top could be up.
Featured Image Credit: @H_muradi8/Twitter
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