Carles Puyol in an interview during the previous of the Laureus Awards


The analysis of Carles Puyol: His return to Barça, the future of Messi, Neymar...

Published:17/02/2020 - 00:41h

Updated:17/02/2020 - 19:08h

Carles Puyol has given an interview during the previous of the Laureus Awards, and has made a detailed analysis of Barça. The catalan has given his opinion about his possible return to the club, the future of Leo Messi and Neymar

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This Monday celebrates the gala of the Prizes Laureus, that gathers to numerous personalities of the world of the sport. In his previous have multiplied the interviews analysing the sportive actuality, and one of the most expected was the one of Carles Puyol, ambassador of the organisation and legend by his years of successes in the FC Barcelona and the Spanish selection, with which accumulated a good bunch of titles.

The one of the Pobla of Segur spoke of the actuality of his ex team, that lives a season complicated in which the game and the results do not finish to convince. In spite of a change of trainer -went out Ernesto Valverde and went in Quique Setién-, the fortune and the confidence do not finish to accompany, although the one who went captain barcelonista does not doubt and believes in the options to conquer LaLiga and the Champions League.

"I am optimistic and trust the team. It is something that can not control, but if we do not have more lesionados, think that can be a good season. There are few teams like the Barcelona", commented, although the Real Madrid is an important threat and that others, like Liverpool, Juventus, Bayern of Munich, PSG or Manchester City will try to remain in the next months with the longed for European crown.

Also it went in in the debate on the style, and signalled his preferences: "Each one has his style and defends his way to play. I lived the philosophy Barça, that was to have the balloon, but not to have it for having it, but to create spaces and hurt to the rival. There are teams that play of another form, but everything is valid and at the end always depend of the result. I identify me with this because it gave us a lot of successes and think that that is the correct way".

In his assessment also there was space for the proper names, and was conclusive when it mentioned to Leo Messi, moving away the controversies of those that wish to see him changing of airs or withdrawing. "Well, Messi is 32 years old. And it is a footballer that takes care a lot of, so it can be until the 38. They would remain him six. For what go to speak of the Barça without Messi when still we have it here. What it is necessary to speak is of the Barça with Leo and to try win the maximum possible with him", sentenced.

In this sense, spoke of his possible successor, and did not want to adentrarse too much in the speculations on Neymar. For Puyol, it is necessary to take into account that the PSG is a very powerful club, and although the Brazilian has a lot of quality, thinks that it will be difficult to enjoy him again in the City Condal: "The thing is that the PSG does not have any need to sell. I have not spoken with him and I do not know which are his plans. Has agreement signed and are things complicated, but Neymar is a grandísimo player".

Puyol Does not put pressure in his return

Another of the hot questions was the one who did reference to his own future, since Puyol did not want to put pressure: "I never have separated me of the Barcelona. I am fan of the Barça since have use of reason and like this goes to be followed being. I have lost me very few parties since I withdrew me. I always am opened to the Barça, but depends of the moment of each one, no so much of the people that direct the club, because for me the club always is more important that the president or the players. The Barça always is above all else".

"I analyse it more like a mine personal subject that with the people that are in the club. Once they want you yes that you have to analyse, see if you fit. In my case is not so much the president or the board. To me they give me the same the names, all those that want to be presidents of the Barça wish them the best. If in some project can add and fits me by vital moment, there will be", explained in reference to the elections of 2021, in which it could form part of some candidature.

Finally, Puyol repeated that it does not see like trainer, and that if it has to choose a way would throw by the sportive direction: "I Grew with the philosophy Barça, but would have to analyse to my players. It would try to have this idea, but always analysing first to the players because the most important is to take out performance to what has . It seems me more interesting the sportive direction, there is a lot of competition in the world of the trainers. There are them very good. I see me more here in a future, but do not know if it will give the case".


What would like me is to go back to play but this is impossible. It touches to accept it. Now I am in another vital moment, enjoying of other things. Already we will see what happens in a future.

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