Messi, 33, signed a contract with Barca until 2021, but a report appeared Thursday, insisting the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is planning an exit.
Zizou wants Leo Messi to stay in LaLiga
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to remain in LaLiga amid speculation about his possible departure. Messi, 33, signed a contract with Barca until 2021, but a report appeared Thursday, insisting the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is planning an exit. According to reports, Messi has stopped negotiations on a contract due to his disappointments with Barca – which is on the way to being overthrown by bitter rivals Madrid this season. Zidane was asked about the rumors about Messi after the Madrid team moved four points clear of two-time defending champions Barca thanks to a 1-0 victory on Thursday over Getafe. “I don’t know what will happen, but we do not hope that he is in LaLiga, and we want the best in this league,” Zizou said after the match.
Ramos is our Captain and Leader on the field and beyond
Sergio Ramos became the star for Madrid Vs. Getafe, netting the only goal from the penalty spot in the 79th minute at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium. The victory was the sixth consecutive for Madrid, as the Los Blancos extended their advantage over the stuttering Barca with five matches left in LaLiga. Zidane praised captain Ramos, who took his LaLiga score to nine goals in 2019-20 after his 450th league match for Madrid. “Ramos is our leader on the field, but also beyond,” said Zidane about the Spain skipper, who took his career to a total of 100 goals. “He is an unrivaled player. He is unique, and we know that he passes to everyone else, I’m happy for him for the goal, because when it comes to shooting a penalty, he has a lot of confidence.
“It’s almost in the 80th minute, and the efforts of Dani Carvajal in goal is from the whole team. We know that with patience and calm, we can score goals. That’s what happened. For the past 20 minutes, we have claimed a significant result with freshness. We must congratulate all the players because what we do is not easy”. Also, Zidane provided updated information about the star center-back Raphael Varane, who took a hit to the head and had to be substituted in the 1st half. “He’s not right now, because it’s a blow in the neck,” Zidane added. “He returned home, and the doctor is going to meet with him, and we will see from tomorrow. We are not going to risk anything. It was a strong hit, and tomorrow we will see what exactly he has.”