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Bartomeu: “It was a bad decision to let Messi go”

Bartomeu: “It was a bad decision to let Messi go”

The departure of Leo Messi from Barcelona has been one of the most painful news for all Barcelona fans. After 17 seasons in the first team and 20 years in the Blaugrana club, he ended the most glorious stage of an athlete . Josep Maria Bartomeu, speaking to SPORT, spoke about Koeman’s sports project with the Argentine’s absence.
Bartomeu: “It was a bad decision to let Messi go”
“Koeman has lost Leo Messi. As president I did not want Messi to leave and I did everything possible, all the efforts, so that Leo did not leave the club. He thought it was good for Barcelona and for himself that he continued with This summer they have let him go and that does seem like a bad decision to me. Playing without Leo Messi means that many things have to change , ” explained the former president.
Regarding the figure of the Dutch coach, Bartomeu considers that “he came to the club at a very delicate moment, after a painful defeat and accepted the challenge of taking the club in that situation. In his first season he did very well, he won the Cup del Rey and we didn’t win the League and I still don’t know why, but it seemed very strange to me after the great season they were doing. The Champions League was another issue, ” said Bartomeu.
The future of the Blaugrana coach has been in the air since the summer, but Bartomeu assures that “Koeman is prepared, but you have to be patient so that he can build a team without the presence of the best player in the world. I think there is a lot in the squad. talent, especially young talent . ” Of course, the former president demands that this season “we have to win the League and the King’s Cup, I have it very clear, we have to fight them because we have a team,” he concludes.

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