The forward has been the protagonist of many recent Camp Nou dramas, attempting to leave the club last summer and regularly pointing fingers at the club’s board.
Over the years, Messi was a key player at Barcelona
Everyone in Argentina knows very well and is closely following the situation of Lionel Messi at Barcelona. The forward has been the protagonist of many recent Camp Nou dramas. Attempting to leave the club last summer and regularly pointing fingers at the club’s board. Former Argentina international Juan Sebastian Veron is one Argentinian who has become concerned about Messi’s current situation. “I see him with a lot of discomfort playing in a team in transition,” Veron told reporters. “Over the years at Barcelona, he was a key player. But now they are in a transitional phase, they have a lot of spare parts, and they are trying to find an identity. It seems clear to me that, to a certain extent, the club haven’t been able to accompany Lionel with the right teammates. Especially in their development and as a team. This, somehow, has gone against him.”
“He’s a player who has always tried to be competitive and stay at the very top”. Messi has made six appearances for Barcelona this season between LaLiga and the Champions League, but he is yet to score a single goal from open play. He converted two penalties and provided three assists. But there was growing concern that he was not playing at the level expected of him. Drawing attention to former Barcelona player but fellow countryman Javier Mascherano. Veron was asked about his performances at current Estudiantes de La Plata back in Argentina and where the former Lazio, Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder is chairman. “He’s outstanding,” said Veron. “Hopefully we can enjoy him. He is an important point of reference for the rest of the players on his team and for Argentine football in general.”