MOVEMENTS IN BARCELONA
The warm message of Leo Messi to say goodbye to Ernesto Valverde
Published:14/01/2020 - 18:32h
Updated:14/01/2020 - 19:08h
Barça made official on Monday the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde and the arrival of Quique Setién, and its signing caused some reactions. Leo Messi sent a warm message to his former coach to say goodbye
Two and a half years after his arrival, FC Barcelona decided to do without Ernesto Valverde, who was relieved by Quique Setién with the aim of giving the team a boost. According to Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Extremaduran was informed and warned for a while because the results accompanied him but the dynamics were too irregular, and the defeat in the Spanish Super Cup became a definitive trigger.
The former Athletic Club led his last training session on Monday, and with official news, this Tuesday he said goodbye to the staff and employees of the club. His visit to the Sports City left several emotional moments, and when he left he kicked off the comments on social networks. It is clear that he left good feelings in the Barça team, because there were many who gave him words of support.
One of the most direct was Leo Messi, who on numerous occasions highlighted his attunement with the coach. In fact, after the last dislikes in Barcelona, the captain had stressed that the players had a lot of responsibility, and that the avalanche of criticism of the coach was dangerously unjustified. With his message for Viandar de la Vera, he recalled once again that his relationship was not only limited to the professional.
"Thank you for everything, Mr.. Surely you will be great wherever you go because, in addition to being a great professional, you are a great person. Good luck and a big hug," wrote Rosario, who accompanied the text with two photographs in which can be seen both chatting amicably on the grass. In two and a half campaigns they held four titles and shared some disappointed sounds, but the balance is positive and this has been reflected in the media.
The Argentine was not the only one who said goodbye to Valverde, who was mentioned more stars of the Barcelona costumes. Both the young and the most veteran wanted to thank him for what he contributed and wish him luck for the future, something that was repeated throughout the day. Even a reference like Carles Puyol sent him a hug, thanked him for his work and described his behavior as "a lord."
Barça starts Quique Setién's era
Between farewells and presentations, the first team did not neglect its obligations, since the Setién era has already started. The Cantabrian is in full contact with his pupils, he will take advantage of the training to define his approaches for the next matches. LaLiga returns in a few days and the Copa del Rey debut will also arrive, before the month of February returns to the current exciting Champions League qualifiers.