Before the home stretch of the season, and while Barça can still run for La Liga, Lionel Messi has taken an unprecedented initiative in the Catalan dressing room.
Who would’ve believed that ? Fresh winner of the King’s Cup, the Barça, so badly started this season, can aim for the national double, with a Liga which remains undecided with four tricks from the end of the championship. Host of theAtlético de Madrid next weekend, the Catalan club can take control of the Spanish elite shortly. This while dealing with the competition of a real Madrid which currently displays a similar balance sheet.
This double, for what is perhaps his last year in blaugrana, Lionel messi intends to afford it. Also the Argentine, appeared particularly motivated Sunday in front of Valencia, he decided to put all the chances on his side. To the point of working as never before for the cohesion of his team. On Monday, La Pulga invited all of its partners – and their spouses – for an exceptional meal at his place.
Never seen before at Barça
The Spanish press – Marca and Sport in the lead – is categorical: Lionel Messi had never taken such an initiative in fifteen years of professionalism in Barcelona. Usually, players find themselves in restaurants, not in their privacy, and the media on the other side of the Pyrenees see it as a strong symbol. The sign that a chapter may be about to be completed in Catalonia …
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