Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi gestures in the midst of the Spanish league soccer match be tween FC Barcelona and Levante UD on the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, on February 2, 2020.
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Lionel Messi has hit once more at Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal after the Frenchman blamed slackness throughout the dressing room for the departure of recently-fired coach Ernesto Valverde.
In an interview with Spanish every day Sport Abidal said that beneath Valverde, who was sacked in mid-January, many avid gamers had been unhappy, hadn’t labored laborious adequate nor communicated appropriately.
Now Argentine ace Messi has fired a salvo at all through his private ranks just because the membership are trying to get him to sign a contract extension.
“Sincerely I don’t like doing this form of issue nonetheless everyone must be made accountable for his or her actions and what they’re saying,” Messi said on Instagram.
“We the avid gamers throughout the dressing room are the first to admit it as soon as we haven’t carried out properly. The directors need to take their duties too.
“I contemplate that ought to you talk about in regards to the avid gamers (on this fashion) you could title names in its place of worrying everyone and provoking rumours that are faraway from certain.”
Earlier Tuesday Abidal had spoken glowingly of Messi and had sounded optimistic of an extended deal
“I’m sure we’ll come to a address Leo on account of he’s conscious of we would like him. He’s on prime type, having enjoyable along with his sport and breaking info,” said Abidal.
“We as a membership have to make him even happier and to do that by surrounding him with the becoming teammates. We want a strong group with an outstanding frequently feeling and above all, we have to win titles.”
Messi signed his remaining extension in 2017, collectively along with his current deal working by to 2021 nonetheless reportedly containing a clause that may allow him to surrender Barcelona in June.