Leo Messi and Quique Setién in a training session of Barça


Messi talks about Valverde and Setién... And closes the Abidal case

Published:20/02/2020 - 16:36h

Updated:20/02/2020 - 16:36h

Leo Messi has analyzed the current situation of Barça in an interview, and one of the most important issues has been the change of coach. The argentinian has talked about Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setién and has closed the Éric Abidal case

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Leo Messi has taken the word this Wednesday, in which it has analysed the actuality of the FC Barcelona in an interview. The Argentinian footballer has broken his silence in a conversation with 'Sportive World', in which it has spoken of his future, of the aims of the season, of the possible incorporations veraniegas and also of the discussed relief in the bench that produced does hardly some months.

The one of Rosario has ensured that understands the restlessness of the fans in a moment of doubt, but has asked time and confidence so that the staff can assume the changes and go back to struggle by the titles as it had done up to now: "The people alters but is normal by all what are living in these last times, with the changes, the results and the game, because we are not playing well neither. It is normal that the people react like this but it is necessary to have tranquility and trust to the end".

"We are going through a process of change of trainer. Each one has his ideas, another way to see the parties, to play and little by little go us adapting to the new. It is not easy because we come of a period with Valverde to play of another form and today ask us another thing. But the truth is that we go growing and still remains us a lot of. If we aspire to win what want to have to improve a lot of", has admitted.

Questioned by the modifications in the system, the Barcelona captain has insisted in that it is a slow process in which little by little it will recover naturalidad: "there are a lot of things. The one who more sees is that, because it is a big change, the fact to risk in the exit. But everything is to go out well, to initiate well and try to attack again well. Also there are other things, other movements. The pressure, try presionar after loss, presionar up. There are things that had lost a bit and all this also carries a process and go assimilating".

The '10' also has revealed that Quique Setién has not asked him at all in concrete, and has ensured that it likes him his interest in the details: "we Speak a bit in function of the party. It gives me a lot of freedom. Sometimes it touches me play of nine false, to try have superiority, sometimes starting of outside. But like all, gives me quite a lot of freedom to create superiority and can attack well. Already it knew it to have us confronted, to having spoken when we crossed us. It is a very near person, very habladora, that lives very pending of all the details, that likes him a lot the football and that continuously is speaking of this".

Besides, also it has recognised that it did not seat him well the exit of Ernesto Valverde: "Obviously, I carried it badly, because it went , apart from a big trainer, a grandísima person. Many times I said it. They marked us punctual parties in which we were more responsible that he. But at the end the easiest is to throw to the trainer that change to all the players and the technicians already know that it is like this. Afterwards it came the defeat against the Athletic of Madrid also, where had the almost controlled party and in five minutes remain out of the Supercopa. All this did that it finished the thing as it finished and the truth is that it was a penalty".

"I answered to Abidal because I felt me attacked, like part of the changing room and also to personal level"

After some weeks of tension in the City Condal, Messi went back to speak of his conflict with Éric Abidal, and after giving explanations, closed it completely: "I do not know what happened him to him by the head to say this, but think that I answered because I felt me attacked. I felt that it attacked to the players. And already too many things say of the changing room, as that handles everything, that puts and removes trainers, brings players and especially of me. As that I have a lot of can and take decisions".

"And it bothered me that it said it a person of the club, a technical secretary... That it put to the players in the middle of a dismissal as it was the one of the míster seemed me a madness. It is the technical secretary that takes the decisions and has to do charge. It is the one who takes the decisions. Therefore I went out to clear it, knew that it could not leave happen that the sportive director attacked me of this way", has recalcado with insistence.

"It affected me by the two sides. First because it attacked to the changing room. Therefore it said that if it attacked to the changing room said that it gave names and said who was this person before doing it general. And afterwards to personal level also, by what said before, because already it says a lot that I take decisions and control, thing that is not true. Therefore also, by the two senses", has finalised Leo, that already is accustomed to this type of rumours.

The crack thinks that his experience and hierarchy are questions that can prejudice him in this subject: "I do not know, also it happened me in the Argentinian selection, where said that they played those that I wanted to, that chose trainers, that played my friends... I do not know, the fact to be so much time in a same place and know a lot the house, so much here as in the selection, perhaps was therefore. But it remained showed, create, also that I have my opinion, the club his, that many times do not coincide and does not do what say I".

To messi does not concern him the drought

To finish, Messi ensured that it is not concerned by his drought scorer, and that this has caused that it involve more in the game and in delivering assistances: "Although it is truth that have had occasions, and varied, and did not concretise, by here today throw me a bit more for backwards, try to go in a bit more at stake. What spoke before, try to go in at stake, try to create superiority in the half, to have more the ball. The ours game go through this also, for doing us more with the control of the balloon. Also it is truth that have had situations in these parties and have not been able to convert, but well, is something that does not concern me".

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