Barca are two points clear of the bitter rivals of Real Madrid after 27 rounds and will return with a trip to Real Mallorca on June 13.
Leo’s enthusiasm is contagious
Leo Messi’s enthusiasm is contagious, as LaLiga leaders Barcelona are preparing to return following the coronavirus pandemic, said superstar’s teammate, Jordi Alba. Suspended in March due to the Covid-19 crisis. La Liga will again receive a move with a derby clash between Sevilla and Real Betis on June 11. At the time of the transfer, Barca are two points clear of the bitter rivals of Real Madrid after 27 rounds and will return with a trip to Real Mallorca on June 13. The captain and six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or Messi provided a lot of motivation for the renewal of the league. The left-back Alba told reporters: “He is a vital player of us, and we must enjoy him all the time. Seeing Lionel with enthusiasm, he’s come back with is contagious for the rest of the group.”
Barca are in a good morally and physically condition
Messi had topped La Liga’s goalscoring charts with 19, ahead of Madrid striker Karim Benzema (14). “I see great enthusiasm in the team,” Spain international Alba added. “Morally and physically, we players returned very well, and I would say, even better than we were before”. Meanwhile, the defending champions Barca continues to be associated with former star Neymar. Who left Camp Nou for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer of €222 million (£198 million/$247 million) in 2017. On a possible return, Alba said: “He is a unique player, and he gave us a lot. He chose and was looking for other goals”. Blaugrana boss Quique Setien admitted that he would like to coach Neymar. And hopes that his side will be able to find a way to attract their former star. Even if it can be financially tricky amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I would like to become his coach someday, as he is a top-class player. Honestly, I realized my dream in the coaching of Lionel Messi, but I would be glad if Neymar joined us,” Setien told reporters last month. Perhaps Setien will have to wait at least a year if he will coach the Brazilian. As reported, Neymar will not team up with his former side this summer due to a lack of funds available at Barça. The club is still striving to attract Inter star Lautaro Martinez: it is reported that the Catalans are trying to include several players in the swap deal to lower the price of the Argentinean.