The future of Barcelona, about Lionel Messi, is not under threat due to backstage ructions at the Camp Nou, head coach Quique Setien says.
Barca is not under threat said Quique Setien
The future of Barcelona, about Lionel Messi, is not under threat due to backstage ructions at the Camp Nou, head coach Quique Setien says. The lockdown of La Liga due to the Covid-19 pandemic did not prevent the deepening of the internal crisis at Barca last week. Six board members resigned, putting further pressure on President Josep Maria Bartomeu. So the club subsequently promised to take legal action against former vice president Emili Rousaud. Then, in a public statement on Tuesday, Rousaud accused unnamed Barça activists of being “hands in the till”. The club emphatically denies allegations of corruption. Potential presidential candidate Victor Font launched his vile attack on the Bartomeu regime. Saying that Barcelona is under threat of “economic bankruptcy” and that “moral corruption” has been established at the club.
Messi defended his team-mates from the club officials
Messi himself in recent months has come into conflict with Barca’s hierarchy. Publicly attacking sports director Eric Abidal for criticizing the lineup after firing Setien’s predecessor Ernesto Valverde. Ballon d’Or, a six-time winner, was also unhappy with the lack of protection from the board of directors for his team-mates. As a reduction in wages agreed in response to the coronavirus crisis. Relations with Manchester City and Inter were interrupted as a result. Although Setien is confident that his star man and captain will remain. “Perhaps the saddest thing is that these crises transmitted to the media”. It would be better to work in a more relaxed atmosphere, but things are like that.
“I don’t think that what happened made a player like Messi rethink whether to stay with the club or not. I’m sure he will end his career at Camp Nou.” With the remainder of the 2019-20 season up in the air, Setien insists that he is not addicted to the prospect that Barca will be awarded the title on the score of two points over the bitter rivals of Real Madrid with the remaining nine games. “I would like to be a champion playing in La Liga, winning it on the field,” he said. “I don’t know what it will be if we can’t finish it, but I wouldn’t feel like a champion because now in front of Real Madrid now. We were already there when I arrived.”