Lionel Messi created a huge buzz in the global media after he wished to take his transfer from FC Barcelona following the last season. And, this decision came after the newly appointed manager Koeman started taking decisions to make an alteration in the first team. However, Messi chose to stay at the club after a detailed discussion with the club official.
Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique expressed his beliefs that the Spanish side will continue to win even after the departure of Lionel Messi. However, he never denied the importance of the Six-time Ballon d’Or winner for his contribution to the Catalan side. The former manager coached the Argentine from the 2014 to 2017 football season.
Luis Enrique believes FC Barcelona will continue to win even after Lionel Messi
While talking about the current situation regarding Lionel Messi, Luis Enrique said, “I don’t know whether to pronounce on Messi… but I’m going to do it.” He added, “I think the clubs are above all people, players and presidents. Barcelona, founded in 1899, is one of the best in the world. They have always won titles.”
The manager then said, “It is evident that there has been a wonderful relationship. Leo has made Barca grow exponentially but I would have liked it if a much more friendly agreement had been reached.” He further added, “Sooner or later, Messi will stop playing at Barca. Barcelona will continue to win titles without Messi and Messi will continue to be a wonderful footballer.”
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He also talked about the players he coached and said, “I’m not a fetishist at all. I will say that I have trained a lot of players, better or worse, but that I have tried to make them better.” Luis Enrique added, “If I had to say one, I would say that I trained Nolito. I had a wonderful time. He left Second Division with me, and he’s a very funny guy.”
Recently, Pep Guardiola also broke his silence and said, “I don’t need to explain anything. Leo explained it quite well I think and I don’t have anything to add.” He added, “We don’t have anything more to add. He is a football player for FC Barcelona – the club I love.” The manager then said, “I don’t know, it’s a question for Leo Messi. I cannot talk about the intentions of other people.”