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Rivaldo's blunt opinion about the Abidal-Messi conflict

Published:7/02/2020 - 16:45h

Updated:7/02/2020 - 16:45h

Rivaldo, former Barcelona footballer and ambassador of Betfair, gave a review of the Barça news, focusing especially on the internal problems of the club

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Rivaldo Is an ex footballer that touched the peak of his career playing with the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona during the past decade, even winning the Balloon of Gold. Now it is ambassador of Betfair and does sportive analyses for said house of bets, speaking on some subjects of actuality in the panorama futbolístico without forgetting never to the team culé, of the that went back to comment the actuality.

One of the subjects that treated was the anger of Leo Messi with Éric Abidal by his controversial statements in which it signalled to the players. "Messi has all the right of the world to be angered with Abidal on the way how complained of the professionalism of some players in the trainings, especially when it did not quote any name in concrete. This put in doubt to all the staff", commented.

The Brazilian wanted to defend to the Barcelona captain, remembering that his only intention was to defend to his mates after the indictments of the technical secretary. "Messi only treated to defend to the group and to himself same. Keep his reputation and at the same time averiguar to which players was referring Abidal", manifested.

"Messi has all the right of the world to be angered with Abidal"

Rivaldo Recognised that Abidal, without wanting to it, hurt to the FC Barcelona with his attacks. "Abidal Was naïve saying something like this in an interview that, sure, would have a big impact mediático, and forcing to Messi to react", commented, adding that this type of problems "would have to resolve internally" and that "Abidal did not do it on purpose, but at the end has injured to the club".

For the Brazilian, the internal conflict of the FC Barcelona repercutió in the defeat that the culés suffered in Saint Mamés, that left them out of the Glass of Rey. "All this week of controversy was a problem for the preparation of the party", affirmed, adding that "now it remains clear that Ernesto Valverde was not the greater problem for the club".

Rivaldo Has clear that "the losing elder of all this is the Barcelona" and thinks that to Abidal and Messi have to have "a conversation like good people" to resolve his problems. "Abidal Is in a difficult situation, especially because the footballer that has reacted to his statements is not an any one: it is the captain of the Barcelona and a superestrella. It is Leo Messi. Only recover the senda of the victories will calm all this", added.

About the new injury of Ousmane Dembélé, Rivaldo thinks that will not be an important problem, since it considers that the French never was decisive. "Dembélé Was not so decisive when it was in shape, so I do not think that was the solution to the problems of the Barcelona. Therefore I think that his injury is not a drama", manifested.

Rivaldo Speaks of signings

Rivaldo Also answered about the signing of Francisco Trincao. "It is legitimate that the Barcelona decide fichar a young value like him to avoid the competition of other clubs in the future, but right now what the club needed was fichar a forward that could replace to Suárez until final of season. It would have been more useful to invest the money to help to Messi with a good attacker", sentenced.

The Brazilian insisted in that in the Camp Nou need the return of Neymar. "The club needs a player that mark the differences when it was necessary and in my opinion, this player is Neymar. The Barcelona perhaps would have to follow considering his signing for next summer. The club is not responsible that Neymar left does a pair of years. Already it has happened a time from that and perhaps is the moment for a negotiation that allow his turn and happen his best years of career in the Camp Nou", concluded.

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