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Bartomeu clears the future of Leo Messi and La Masia of Barça

Published:6/09/2019 - 22:35h

Updated:6/09/2019 - 22:35h

Josep Maria Bartomeu confessed himself in an interview, in which he spoke about several key subjects in FC Barcelona. Facing the last rumours, the president cleared the future of Leo Messi and La Masia

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Josep Maria Bartomeu has confessed in an interview for the official means of the FC Barcelona, in which it has spoken on several subjects of actuality. The president has valued the construction of the Espai Barça, the elections or the case Neymar, but also has detained to clear some very sensitive subjects that have caused discussions in the last times. In his own words, it is necessary to be very calm with the future of the club.

One of the key points of his speech has been Leo Messi, after the speculations arisen in relation to the links that joins him to the entity. Although it has glided that the freedom of the Argentinian could be a danger incipiente for the Barcelona, the leader has revealed that with him has not taken a way that had not visited before: "Messi has an agreement that signed two years ago for four. And the last year, the one of the campaign 2020-21, before beginning it can leave the Barça".

"To leave to play, to play where want to he... But it is something that had other players, as Iniesta, Xavi or Puyol. But by these players, as also by Leo Messi, does not be necessary to concern. They are so culés that doubt that they play in another club, but even so they have to have the freedom to choose. Leo is very culé and expect that it follow playing some year more", has explained, before recalcar that his will is the one to sign an extension in the next months.

"Xavi had the same clause and went to Qatar. Or Iniesta, that went to Kobe. Carles Puyol, also and withdrew . And with Leo Messi could not do any different clause, but repeat, expect that it follow further of 2021", has wished, remembering in passing that the one of Rosario warned that it would not play for another European team and that is opened to play during more time, because it does not think for the moment in hanging the boots. If Newell's does not call still to the door -and perhaps although it do it-, is almost sure that it will be able to him follow enjoying in the Camp Nou.

The clause of exit of Messi is not new, but expect that it follow playing here some year more

The Catalan has recalcado that the club shares the ambition of the Argentinian, and that treats to surround him of a competitive team to think in the triumphs of the community. This yes, has not hid that in some occasions there is tropiezos unexpected: "Every year, each summer, do all and more, because have possibilities, to improve our teams, but do not do it so that it was happy Leo, but our partners. And every year we have staff more competitive. It is truth that have had some bad parties very determined like Rome or Liverpool".

Bartomeu has justified the numerous changes that there has been in the changing room, and has stood out that in spite of the long list of high and low, the winning dynamics keeps : "Of fifteen players only follow six? Incorporate and compete with Messi, Suárez, Busquets, Sergi Roberto... It is very complex because they are the best of the world. They come with you win to struggle and afterwards ask to go out. But we have won eight of eleven Leagues, Champions, World-wide of Clubs... And in these punctual parties have not had the performance that had expected".

"The best teams are those that win it everything, but the objective number one is LaLiga. And this year it goes back to be it, because it is the tournament that gives you the regularity. And afterwards they come the championships of eliminatory, Glass and Champions. But we want to win LaLiga and arrive to the maximum in Champions and Glass of Rey. The past year were in disposal to win seven Glasses of Europe, the work was here, but at the end do not win any. Have the obligation every year to try arrive to the end. And when we arrive so far it is that there is good teams", has specified.

Bartomeu warns that the Barça does not lose the faith in the Masia

Although in the last years have had to face some problems, Bartomeu also has defended the confidence of the Barça in the Masia, in which they invest resources and in which they are obtaining results, so much own like extraneous, since the production of footballers also notices in the old continent: "At the end only it sees who arrive to the first team, but also does me illusion that players formed home play in the five big Leagues of Europe because they speak of the Barça and confirm that we do it well. But the aim is the one hundred by one hundred".

"To keep the project of The Masia, have forty and largo percent of players of the house is sufficient, but have to aspire to more. As it said they Go Gaal, it is necessary to aspire to the one hundred by one hundred. And we will not leave to invest resources, to do changes, to think... But it is necessary to be proud because have the best basic football of the world. Anybody has a so big structure, ready and with so much success", has underlined, warning that the style and the methods that have done big to the club will not leave escape.

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