Having experienced a crisis over Lionel Messi’s future in the summer months, Barcelona could not prevent the bad start and progress in the league despite the Argentine star remaining in the team.
After winning Barcelona, Villarreal and Celta Vigo, Sevilla, Getafe and Real Madrid lost 7 points in their games and dropped to 12th place in the league.
Aside from the problems with Messi, the administration, which also faced Gerard Pique, has come under heavy criticism from Pique of President Josep Bartomeu and other executives. Pique also supported Messi, saying: “I told Leo to put up with that period. Camp Nou should be named after him. He deserves everything.” made the explanation.
Brand In his report, he provided details on the critical meeting, which included president Bartomeu and club spokesman Vives.
Addressing the Messi issue, Bartomeu said “It’s good to be angry because it means there is desire and ambition. “What we all want is for Messi to retire at the Camp Nou.”
Pointing out that he spoke to Messi and his family that they could not leave Barcelona, Bartomeu said. “I understand he might be angry that he didn’t leave. I tried to explain to him and his family that we can’t let him go. Messi is the key to the Koeman project. I hope he says he’s happy in the future. We want Messi to renew the his contract with Barcelona and end his career at the Camp Nou “. She said.
For Pique, the veteran who criticized his handling, “We love Pique very much,” he said, “Sometimes you have to admit what the players say, but I won’t publicly argue with any player. This would be a very bad move for me. players know my doors are open. ”