MESSI, WITH CLEAR IDEAS
Messi and a winning project, the big task for FC Barcelona
Published:13/09/2019 - 01:46h
Updated:13/09/2019 - 01:46h
Leo Messi has a basic condition to continue in FC Barcelona, and is not the money: it is the commitment of the club to keep the team between the most competitive of Europe year after year
"I want to be well physically, play and be important and see that there is a winning project. I want to follow winning things in the club, want to follow achieving important things. And for me it does not mean at all the clause or the money. I move me by other things. The most important for me is to have a winning project. I do not have intention to move me to any side but want to follow winning with the Barcelona".
This is a fragment of the extensive interview that has conceded this week Leo Messi to the newspaper 'Sport', and in which it remains very clear which is the wish of 'The Flea' of face to the years that remain him in the elite: it wants to satisfy of more titles his dilated list of winners, and recover the sportive glory that has lost the FC Barcelona in Europe during the last years.
Messi wants to win, win and win, and for this is indispensable that was surrounded of the best players. It could say even that prioritises before this that the money, when putting in some scales his aims in this end of career that, by pure logical, would have to go chord to what is: the best player of the history. The '10' knows that the Barça has gone working progressively in improving the staff, but wants to more.
Although it is happy with the current team, always can improve and in this line could focus his words on the signing frustrated of Neymar. "It would have loved me that it came (...). I do not know if the club did all the possible for ficharle". These words could understand like a wink of the Argentinian so that the directors culés follow insisting in the future arrival of Neymar, one of the best players of the world in spite of his controversies.
"I want to follow winning things in the club, important things. The most important for me is to have a winning project"
Further of the Brazilian, the FC Barcelona has gone moving in the market of signings with tarpaulins and failures in the last years. Zubizarreta Hit with Ter Stegen, Rakitic and Luis Suárez, those who keep on being important in the staff a polish afterwards. After them, the Barça did not have luck with Burn Turan, Aleix Vidal, Denis Suárez, Umtiti, Digne, André Gomes, Cillessen and Alcácer. Of all they, so only Umtiti is still in the staff and has lost a lot of weight because of the injuries, joined to the hatching of Lenglet.
Precisely Lenglet and Arthur have been two good signings, of present and future, of the same form that Frenkie of Jong and Griezmann to finish of apuntalar to the team. Junior Firpo can turn into a perfect relief for Jordi Alba if it follows progressing as up to now, and Arturo Vidal is fulfilling the function for which arrived to the club: apuntalar the centre of the field when it touch him dress of short.
Worse invested were, seen the seen up to now, the more than 250 million euros invested in Dembélé and Coutinho. The French is a player with some extraordinary characteristics, but has been missing him the mental maturity and the necessary physical fortress to finish to explode. Regarding Coutinho, has not attained to adapt and has left by the rear door to the Bayern, yielded, after having been the most expensive signing of the history of the club.
Of face to the next markets of signings, the Barça will have to fine-tune the shot. It is necessary to find to players that no only give a jump of quality to the team now, but especially of face to the future. Kylian Mbappé Would be the best possible option for the forward, but to see who moves him of Paris. Neymar Jr Has all the tickets to finish returning next summer, and this yes would put especially content to Messi. But, it would be a good sportive decision for the staff? The time will finish answering to this question.
Messi defends the leadership of The Masia
Another of the questions that the Barcelona will have to improve, and that Messi defends to ultranza, is the ascensión of the young promises of the quarry. The photography of Leo Messi embracing to Ansu Fati after his official debut with the first team, does some weeks against the Real Betis in the Camp Nou, could understand like a perfect metaphor of what wishes the '10'.
It thinks that, as they did with him, give the opportunity to the new generations of pertinent talents of The Farm can give back the glory to the team. No only Ansu Fati can convert on a long-term basis in a star. Also players like Carles Pérez, Iñaki Crag, Ilaix Moriba and especially Riqui Puig can finish doing hollow if they give them the opportunities that deserve.
The service of 'scouting' of the Barcelona also will have to improve his reliability, and bring all the possible talent to the inferior categories. And, once it was there, the managerial will have to do the necessary to protect it, and avoid the usual escapes of promises to the Premier League or to other leagues of the foreigner. Xavi Simons has been the last case, but there have been many in the last years. With the union of good decisions in the market and the confidence in the quarry, the FC Barcelona can recover the hegemony that so much longs for. For this, only there is a secret: work a lot, and the best possible.