Josep Maria Bartomeu and Leo Messi, confronted since August


Bartomeu breaks the silence on his conflict with Leo Messi

Published:26/10/2020 - 21:22h

Updated:27/10/2020 - 20:41h

The president of the FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, pronounced on the conflict of the club with Leo Messi when the Argentinian asked to terminate his agreement

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During the past August, Leo Messi turned into the big worry of the barcelonismo. The day 25 of said month, the Argentinian star commanded a burofax to the FC Barcelona asking the rescission of his agreement by mediation of the clause of leakage that activated him to final of season. A request that was not attended by the club, that considered that said clause already there was caducado the past 10 June.

Leo Messi resignó to remain in the FC Barcelona, although later it smashed into Josep Maria Bartomeu and his managerial board so much through a controversial interview with 'Goal' as in his message of farewell for Luis Suárez, in which it took advantage of to go back to atizar to the club. The Barcelona president decided to break the silence on this in his appearance of this Monday.

Josep Maria Bartomeu ensured that in this moment decided to not to confront dialécticamente with Leo Messi and that will go on doing it, but argued his decisions. "The priority was that Messi was in the new project and decided not facing a dialectic discussion. It accused me to force to his goodbye to save the accounts. As no, we put by in front the interests of the club and did not want to reinforce to a direct rival. We take a decision accepting the wear", commented.

"Messi? We put by in front the interests of the club"

The president of the FC Barcelona never thought in resigning by the scandal with the captain culé, to the that considers fundamental for the sportive project. "By the case Messi never went through me the head resign. For the FC Barcelona, for the club, the team, have to Messi and that withdraw here is the best option for all. The project is very interesting with youngsters and veterans, as Messi. And I think that with him we go to win some title this season", sentenced.

In this sense, Josep Maria Bartomeu left clear that understood the anger of Leo Messi after the goleada against the Bayern of Munich. "I understand the postures of all the world, empatizar is important. In the case of Leo is well get angry because it is not well accept defeats and all have got angry us. But there was a deadline so that it announced if it followed or no of unilateral form. It did not do it and here it is. All want to that it withdraw in the Barça", said.

Gratitudes to Ronald Koeman

Josep Maria Bartomeu also had words for Ronald Koeman, that had to manage so much the case of Leo Messi like the one of several important players that left . "We decide to bet by Ronald Koeman, the ideal technician to face a restructuring of the staff. Today I want to him appreciate that it accepted the charge, faces unpopular measures and brave decisions that already are giving his fruits".

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