THE INTERNAL DIVISION IS STILL ON
Captain Messi talks... And warns FC Barcelona again
Published:31/03/2020 - 12:20h
Updated:31/03/2020 - 13:10h
Leo Messi confirmed the salary reduction for FC Barcelona players, but his message went much further. The argentinian acted as captain and warned the club again on behalf of the squad
FC Barcelona has overcome the first challenge of the coronavirus crisis, and has confirmed the reduction of salaries in the club. The agreement is complete after the approval of the first soccer team, which agreed to a reduction of 70% that will be applied during the duration of the sports break due to the confinement decreed by the government. In addition, the cracks will provide an extra to support the entity's workers.
Leo Messi returned to use social networks to speak on behalf of the staff, and was forceful again. The locker room is irritated because in recent times he has been placed in the spotlight, and any detail becomes a world and a destabilization campaign at the Camp Nou. More than the situation, to which they are already accustomed, the stars worry where the criticism comes from.
Once again, the captain's message helped clarify the mood, but included a notice for the board. "It never ceases to amaze us that from within the club there were those who tried to put us under the magnifying glass and tried to add pressure to us to do something that we always knew we would do. In fact, if the agreement has been delayed for a few days it is simply because we were looking for a formula to help the club and also its workers in these difficult times, "said the '10', who for months has shown his discomfort at the accusations.
The distance between the team and the Barça team is as evident as it is public, since the group has assumed its share of the blame for some of the recent disappointments -in the football section-, but does not want to take them all. As Messi himself pointed out not so long ago, each one must assume their responsibilities, and exposing the players is causing tension and does not hide everything that is being done wrong.
Josep Maria Bartomeu had to put out a fire after the Abidal case, but it is obvious that the flames have not been completely consumed. The president stressed that there is no question of bringing the elections forward, so the truce, increasingly weaker, must be sustained until 2021. Gerard Piqué has already stated that if the results are positive, there will be fewer doubts, but if there are no joys, the clouds will return to Barcelona.
The elections of 2021, the solution to the crisis?
Barça's change in cycle is threatened by a crisis that threatens to erupt before the 2021 elections. Except for a radical blow to the helm, the conflict does not seem to be settled, and will only be buried if there is a clean slate and a new account. In order for the future project to take root and bear fruit in the short, medium and long term, it is necessary to park the power struggle and focus once again on football, something that seems more complicated every day. In these delicate circumstances, the elections could be the salvation that has been sought for so long.