Gerard Piquè talked about the situation of FC Barcelona in an interview with La Vanguardia. The central defender spared no criticism of the club's management, attacking the club directly (and above all Bartomeu), in particular as regards the management of the Messi case.
But there is much, much more on the table. About Lionel Messi he said: "I asked Leo to endure, the Camp Nou must bear his name. Messi deserves everything. I didn't talk to him much in those days, it was a very personal topic.
But I remember sending him a message saying a year and then new people will arrive. We are talking about a footballer who has been here for 16 years, you are obliged to find an agreement with him. How can it be that the best footballer in history gets up one morning and decides to send a fax because he feels they are not listening to him? It is an incredible thing.
The new Barça stadium must first be called Leo Messi and then have the name of the sponsor." On the club Piquè told: "It is absurd that the club has spent money criticizing us. And it is very painful that whoever conceived that campaign is still working for Barcelona.
It didn't seem coherent to sack the coach in the middle of the championship while he was first in the standings and after he had won the previous two. I am surprised that people like Guardiola, Xavi, Puyol or Valdés are not in Barcelona.
They are people you must always keep close to, they are part of the club's history. If at some point the players have had too much power it is because others have not wanted to have it."
FC Barcelona in UEFA Champions League
Meanwhile the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League season has finally started!
With great surprises, confirmations, returns and spectacular matches. Barcelona and Juventus, in group E, both win. Juve defeated Dinamo 2-0 in Kiev thanks to a brace from Alvaro Morata. Barcelona beat Ferencvaros, 5-1, with goals from Messi, Ansu Fati, Coutinho, Pedri and Dembele.
Next Wednesday in Turin, super-challenge between the two clubs: will Cristiano Ronaldo be able to return in time to challenge Lionel Messi? In the Lazio group, winning 3-1 against Borussia Dortmund, in second place is Club Bruges, winning 2-1 in St.
Petersburg against Zenit. Equal without goals between Chelsea and Sevilla, while Angelino gives RB Leipzig the 3 points against Basaksehir. Rennes and Krasnodar score two goals in three minutes, the final 1-1. In Paris Manchester United beat PSG 2-1, thanks to a goal from Marcus Rashford.
Liverpool beat Ajax 2-1 in Amsterdam. Unfortunate defeat for the Dutch who keep up with the Reds throughout the match. The match is decided by Tagliafico's own goal in the 35th minute. The final attack from Ajax is useless.
Defending champion Bayern Munich dominated Atletrico de Madrid 4-0. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City goes under, but then manages to overturn the challenge against Porto. Olympiacos beat Marseille 1-0: game in the balance for 90 minutes.
Resounding home defeat for Real Madrid of Zinedine Zinada, defeated at the Santiago Bernabeu by Shakhtar Donetsk for 2-3. Disappointing draw of Internazionale Milano against Borussia Mönchengladbach: 2-2.