Barcelona misplaced Neymar, failed to land Philippe Coutinho and had been hammered in the Spanish Super Cup as Ernesto Valverde started his reign at the membership.
But Barca have received six from six in the league, are already seven issues transparent of Real Madrid and beat Juventus in the Champions League opener.
And Ayestaran, writing in his column for the Independent, thinks the the response has been identical to basketball legend Jordan’s.
“It’s been interesting to see how Barcelona have responded,” he wrote.
“It’s remarkable now to assume how misplaced they regarded after the lack of that Super Cup fit and the lack of Neymar. Any facet can most effective reply in one among two tactics, although, through permitting negativity to take over or announcing themselves.
“They have emphatically achieved the latter, no longer least Leo Messi. He appears to be like extra dedicated than ever, as though he needs to emphasise that he’s at all times been the maximum necessary participant.
“Jordi Alba has additionally upped his recreation with out Neymar there, whilst Ivan Rakitic has clicked.
“Barca’s reaction in fact strikes a chord in my memory of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, upping their stats when everybody anticipated a drop.
“Here, everybody at Barca needs to display they’re greater than Neymar.”
Barcelona will put their 100% document to the check towards Sporting Lisbon the next day night time and shall be taking a look to take keep an eye on of Group D.