The Blaugrana club has had a terrible start to the season and a lot of that has to do with the fact that its best player has not had the performances that everyone is used to. Lionel Messi registers his lowest mark in goals in 13 years and assured that this has to do about the possible departure of Barcelona.
He was very close to saying goodbye to the ‘club of his loves’.
During the summer, the Argentine reached a limit, since they not only left empty-handed, but because it seemed that the team was not going anywhere. They changed coach, Bartomeu continued as president and everyone his friends were leaving, starting with Arturo Vidal and Luis Suárez.
That made Messi send a burofax to the club’s board asking for his departure, which could not be done due to the termination clause that had 700 million euros. That is why in the end, he promised to stay for a year to avoid a legal battle.
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All that ‘show’ affected him on the field.
“The truth is that today I’m fine. It’s true that I had a very bad time in the summer. It came from before. What happened before the summer, how the season ended, the burofax and all that (…) Then I dragged him a bit at the beginning of the season ”, commented in an interview.
Messi finished as the top scorer in La Liga last season and it is normal for him to score more than 40 goals a year for Barcelona, but currently has only nine goals in all competitions so far this season, five from penalties.
He wants to improve that brand.
“I know the club is going through a difficult time, at club and team level, and everything that surrounds Barcelona is difficult but I’m looking forward to it “, express. So when Messi spoke about the possible departure from Barcelona, he did so sadly because of what it caused, but right now he feels motivated to improve for himself and for the club.