In the next Wednesday, Barcelona has the most important match in the Champions League against the Italian club Napoli. Before the match, Barcelona will play a league match. It will be against Eibar in La Liga. The current boss Quique Setien wants his best player Messi to completely fit against Napoli. In that case, he might not use him against Eibar which is the comparatively easy opponent for the current La Liga champion. But the Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar believes that Messi used to take rest on the field. Rather than sitting on the sideline, Messi would very much love to play on the ground. Eibar boss Luis Mendilibar jokes on Lionel Messi’s efficiency.
When the question comes to the front that Messi might not play against Eibar, the Eibar boss made his own opinion about the matter. According to him, Messi used to take rest on the field during the game. He does not need to take the rest in different ways. He still does not think that Messi will not play against them. The playing venue seems the resting ground to the Argentine forward. He does not need it in a different way. He knows well when to make the attack and when to take the rest. To the Eibar manager, if he will not take part but sitting on the sideline bench, it will be more boring matter to the Barcelona captain.
🔊Mendilibar(Eibar Coach):”I don’t think Messi will be rested. This bastard relaxes during matches. He Knows when to take part and when to take a break. If he’s given a day off, he will get tired more when watching the match from the stands😂. pic.twitter.com/bicpVxdWrT
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) February 21, 2020
What is Messi doing on the ground? He made dribbles, escaped players and made some good passes. Through that, he scores goals or assists at the same time. Not only that but to the Eibar coach, Messi also takes rest on the field.
Before any important match, the coach of the team used to give their best players rest to regain their strength. It is not new actually. To ensure to do so, if they miss a less important match or two, it does not affect the team most. So, Barcelona has an important match ahead. It will be the first leg of the Champions League round of the last sixteen against Napoli. Before that, Barcelona has a league match against Eibar.
— Adrenalina (@adrenalina) February 21, 2020
Considering the importance, Napoli is far ahead of Eibar. So, the coach might want to give his best star rest before Napoli match. In the last few years, Barcelona is winning the league title. But after the year of 2015, they have not managed any Champions League title. So, this time it is a do or dies competition for the Catalan club. Then the league, considering all the options, Champions League is more important to Barcelona right now.