Leo Messi, during the match of Champions against the Napoli in Saint Paolo

THE CAPTAIN TAKES THE WORD

Messi's speech to take FC Barcelona to the Champions League

Published:6/08/2020 - 16:52h

Updated:6/08/2020 - 16:54h

The Champions League is the aim of Leo Messi and of all the barcelonismo and the captain has not doubted in arengar to his compeñeros

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After a very complicated season for the FC Barcelona so much to sportive level -for having lost the Supercopa of Spain, the Glass of Rey and LaLiga Santander- as economic -by the crisis of the coronavirus- begins this Saturday the last opportunity to save the 2020 with the queen of all the competitions: the Champions League. A competition that is the obsession of the barcelonismo and, especially, of Leo Messi.

During his career, the Argentinian always had remained to the margin to the hour to speak in public, leaving that they went his mates. Nevertheless, since it left Andrés Iniesta and recayó in him the responsibility of the first captaincy, his attitude changed. Leo Messi turned into a figure intervencionista in front of the media, without mattering if the things go well or badly. In 2018, it initiated his change with a speech in the Gamper.

It was here when it initiated an arenga prolonged so that the FC Barcelona raised this "beautiful glass and wished", as Leo Messi baptised in 2018 few months after the hecatombe of Rome. But, lamentably, the culés fell in the same cheat against the Liverpool: after sentencing the eliminatory in the gone with a 3-0, fell 4-0 in Anfield.

The speech of Leo Messi did not change too much in the following Gamper. "No me arrepiento of at all", ensured, for afterwards complete a full speech of strength: "The truth is that it is difficult to say something today after the past year, but no me arrepiento of at all and go back to say the same. I trust this staff, in these players and in this technical body. We are with the illusions renewed and with win; this club struggles by everything".

But after the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde, to finals of February, Leo Messi warned that the things did not go well: "If we want to opt to the Champions, have to keep growing and a lot, because I think that for the time being does not reach us as we are to be able to litigate by her". When Quique Setién said that it did not share the opinion of the Argentinian, the captain went back to speak: "Setién misunderstood it or explained it to him badly; we can not win the Champions playing as before the stop. Each one has his opinion and all are very respectable. Mine bases in that had the luck to play the Champions all the years".

After the defeat against Osasuna that left to the FC Barcelona, Leo Messi exploded and went back to warn to the team. "I said it does time that if we followed like this would not give us to win the Champions League and not even has given us for LaLiga. We have to change, because if no the party against the Naples also go it to lose", warned, alamentando that "the people is remaining without patience and is normal, because we do not give him at all".

An end with optimism

After his hard speeches to try wake up to the team, Leo Messi was more optimistic after the 0-5 against the Sportive Alavés. "The main is that we did self-criticism. We darse of a pile of things. Today it is a step forward to level of attitude and commitment, that is what it is necessary to have always. It is necessary to go out like minimum with the attitude of any rival; if no, more", it said, to conclude that "no longer there is at all more than speaking but show the change". This Saturday, touches to speak in the field, with Leo Messi that expects that those that surround him are the same of ilusionados that he.

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