From the beginning of the 2019/20 season, Barcelona is failing to keep its performance at the sustaining level. Lionel Messi is not satisfied with the performance of his team. The current skipper of Barcelona believes to win the UCL is impossible by playing like that.
The Catalan club won the Champions League a total of five times in the history of the club. With Messi in the squad, they have won it four times. So, the statistics have said something, right? There is a great value of Messi’s word no doubt. Barca won the UCL in the season 2014/15 for the last time. Out of the last four seasons, they failed to pass the quarter-final three times and in the last season, they failed to pass Liverpool obstacle.
Because of the Coronavirus, from the last March, European football has been stopped. Before that, the Spanish La Liga champion was not in their familiar form as we speak. Out of the six matches in the Champions League group stage, they got four victories and two draws. As the group champion, they have moved to the round of the last sixteen of the UCL. But still, their performance at the opponents’ venue was not as expected.
When the Corona situation will be better, in the next August, the UEFA is planning to resume the Champions League season. At that moment, in the return leg of the round of the last sixteen, Barcelona will face Napoli at the Nou Camp. In the first leg, at the venue of the Italian club, the game ended with a 1 – 1 goal draw.
🗣️ — Lionel Messi: "Maybe Setien misunderstood my words. I meant that, with the way we were playing, we could never win the Champions League this year. I didn't doubt the quality of the squad. Maybe the stop may have benefitted us in the long term. We'll have to see." pic.twitter.com/jJrXiixhRQ
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) May 14, 2020
Though Lionel Messi has not satisfied to witness his team’s performance, he has still faith in his club. But to become Europe’s champion, they must make a big improvement, to the Spanish daily ‘Sport’ Messi has revealed that in the interview earlier today. He has no cofusion about his team’s capability. No doubt they have the ability to win the rest of the things in the season. But it will not possible to win the UCL how they played before the break.
Messi: “I said, and maybe it was misunderstood, that with the way we have been playing before the break it’s not possible to win the Champions League.”
— barcacentre (from 🏡) (@barcacentre) May 14, 2020
In the meantime, the main boss of Barcelona Quique Setien told that he has satisfied with his team’s performance. But Messi has not agreed with his coach. He even did not try to hide it. Messi believes that he is lucky to take part in the Champions League every year but they must make an improvement to win the Champions League.