Lionel Messi is the key player in the Catalan camp no doubt and for the last two seasons, it seems that he alone is leading Barca to the victory. If we consider the statistics of Barca without him, they hardly manage a victory. Well, when we look at the beginning of the season, Messi was out of the ground for the injury and as a result, Barca failed to make a good start. Then LM10 joined and has led the team to the top position on the league point table. However, Messi is currently 32 and so, Barcelona is often thinking to find the alternative. But the Barca President Josep Maria Bartomeu believes that the Barca captain Messi’s alternative will not be found.
It is impossible to find an alternative to the Argentine skipper Lionel Messi. When the Argentine leaves the club or takes retirement, Barcelona will have to bring change to their playing style, Bartomeu thinks.
Josep Maria Bartomeu will offer Lionel Messi a lifetime contract at Barcelona and knows it will be difficult to replace the talisman…https://t.co/M2JmlWqQtl
— AS English (@English_AS) December 10, 2019
Lionel Messi won his 6th Ballon d’Or a few days ago and after the five days, he grounded for the first time and presented the amazing magical performance. In the last Saturday, Barcelona played a La Liga match which was against Mallorca and the Catalan club won by a 5 – 2 goals. Lionel Messi scored an incredible hat-trick out there. By making the hat-trick, he has overtaken the record of his rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Now in La Liga, Messi is holding the record of scoring the highest hat-trick so far.
🗣 Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu:
“I’m worried about the day Messi retires. I’d like him to sign another contract. We will give him as many contracts as he wants – I hope he can sign one more with me as president. The day that Messi leaves, the game will be different.” pic.twitter.com/KuEcbfAr2q
— Goal (@goal) December 7, 2019
In the last summer transfer window, Barcelona brought two big stars Antoine Griezmann and De Jong at Camp Nou but still, they depend on their top star Lionel Messi. Yes, the statistics also say that. In the ongoing season, Lionel Messi played 15 matches considering all competitions and scored 14 goals so far. The 32nd-year-old is someone who can be trusted by his team as usual. Generally, his team Barcelona is dependable on their top star, the Barca coach Ernesto Valverde thinks that. And now, the club President talks the same way. But it is also true that they are thinking the time when Leo will take his retirement or leave the club.
Bartomeu also revealed that it is impossible to find someone like Lionel Messi and when they will be forced, they can change their playing style without LM10. No, they are not thinking about that right now. All they can right now are to enjoy the performance of the left foot magician.
“Messi 🐐 is a different player who changes the dynamics of the game and creates incredible moments. Throughout history, we have had great player; #Messi has been the key man of every team over the past 15 seasons, always leading and always winning!” (Josep Bartomeu) pic.twitter.com/zhW8hE5x9H
— 🅱🅸🅲🅷⚽️🆈 (@Messi_TheGOAT) December 10, 2019