The Argentine requested to leave the Catalan club via Burofax on Tuesday, but Josep Maria Bartomeu is not ready to let him go.
Hristo Stoichkov criticizes Barcelona
Hristo Stoichkov criticized Barcelona with their treatment of Lionel Messi. The Argentine requested to leave the Catalan club via Burofax on Tuesday, but Josep Maria Bartomeu is not ready to let him go. “We are erasing the myth and we are giving the best player in Barcelona’s history a kick up the backside,” Stoichkov told reporters. “We are staining his name, his charisma. “I am a member, so that’s why I’m saying we’re staining it. This board ruined everything. They seem to want to pit the fans against the players. I won consecutive league titles, the club’s first European cup – I don’t know how to repay the fans’ love. But this board does not show its face. It pays journalists to add fuel to the flames. “As a club, it’s pitiful.”
Stoichkov was another Barcelona legend who did not leave the club on friendly terms. “I don’t know why we, the players who made history at Barcelona, are always shown the back door,” he added. “They think we’ll bother them because we want to take the presidency off them or something like that. I don’t know what goes through their heads.”