Captain Lionel Messi hopes fans do not doubt his loyalty and his dedication to Barca.
“I always take responsibility for my mistakes and if things like that ever exist, it will only help Barca get better and stronger,” Messi said on Diario Sport on September 29. “I want to send a message to every Barca member and the fans that follow us. If at any time any of them feel uncomfortable about something I say or do, don’t be suspicious. on whatever I do, I put Barca’s interests first. ”
Messi has been playing for Barca’s first team since 2004, and has established the club’s legendary status by scoring over 635 goals, playing more than 730 games and winning 34 titles. But this summer, he asked to terminate his contract a year early due to severe Champions League failures and disagreements with the leadership of the club.
However, due to legal problems surrounding the contract breaking clause worth 830 million USD, he stayed in the final year of the contract.
Messi has long expressed disagreement with President Josep Maria Bartomeu. During a term that lasted nearly five years, the Catalonian businessman and his colleagues spent about $ 900 million but failed to bring back any effective contracts on Camp Nou. Instead, they waste with “spray bombs” like Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, etc. Recently Messi also publicly criticized the management, when they pushed his best friends Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez. from Barca.
Under the new reign of Ronald Koeman, Barca got off to a positive start with a 4-0 win over Villarreal in La Liga. Their gameplay has changed significantly, with more directness and simplicity. Messi also no longer plays a prerequisite role in every attack. “After a lot of disagreement, I want to end everything,” Messi expressed. “We all have to unite and understand that the best is yet to come. Unifying passion, excitement and motivation is the only way to achieve our goals. We are always united and looking on the same side”.