Lionel Messi’s reaction after scoring a free-kick said it all.
He was not happy and did not hold back in the presser later.
“We didn’t want to end the season like this but it represents how the season has gone,” Messi began.
“We were a very erratic, very weak, low-intensity team…We lost a lot of points and today’s game is a summary of the season.
“We have to be self-critical. Starting with the players but doing a global self-criticism. We are Barca and we have to win everything. We can’t look at Madrid…Madrid have done their job, but we have helped them a lot.
“If we want to win the Champions League, we have to change a lot. If we continue like this, we will lose the game against Napoli.”
Messi is a serial winner and it showed in his habit. He blasted the team and the whole club.
“We have to change lots of things. We have a game against Napoli just around the corner and things have to change. I think we’ll have a break now which will be good for us to clear the heads a bit.
“January until now has been such a terrible time for everybody. I think in the Champions League there are four matches where we could turn the whole season around if we get the right results.
“I think the people here at the club will feel angry about what’s been going on this season but that’s normal, the players feel like that too, it’s logical people will be critical. I think it’s like losing against Roma and Liverpool, when you don’t win anything no-one is happy.”
For someone as soft spoken as Leo, to have come out aggressively against the club so many time in the span of 12 months – surely cannot be good. There have been links for the player with other big clubs in Europe who have a better winning project and can possibly sign the 6 time Ballon d’Or winner for free.
The options are Juventus and Man City primarily with Inter Milan in the wings. It would be a huge change but football is full of surprises and Messi would not want to stay behind in a sinking ship for so long where his value is definitely under-appreciated and taken for granted.
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