Former Barcelona goalkeeper Miguel Reina has criticised current incumbent Claudio Bravo for not being good enough.
Reina – father of Bayern Munich stopper and former Liverpool ‘keeper Pepe – holds the Barca record for the number of minutes played in La Liga without letting in a goal, which he set in the 1972-73 season with 824.
Bravo himself has still to concede in the League this season but still stands 200 minutes away from Reina’s benchmark.
However, rather than complimenting the Chilean international, who was signed from Real Sociedad in the summer, Reina believes he is not worthy of his place at the Camp Nou.
“There are many better goalkeepers than him [Bravo] and I’m surprised he is at Barcelona,” he told Marca.
“Goalkeepers who fall back into their goal do not inspire confidence. I like [Victor] Valdes and I don’t understand his decision [to leave].
“If we are going to judge someone on five games then we can forget it. There are better ‘keepers than Bravo,” he pronounced.
The 68-year-old also disclosed that the return of his son to the club where he began his career was highly improbable.
“He is not liked by someone there,” he commented somewhat cryptically.