Pep Guardiola Tells What Barcelona Needs If Lionel Messi Leaves

Manchester City coach who is a former Barcelona tactician, Pep Guardiola, tells what El Barca needs if Lionel Messi leaves.


The Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, received direction from coach Pep Guardiola.

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, is rumored to be leaving the Camp Nou.

The issue has been blowing hard since Messi was involved in a conflict with Barcelona's Director of Sports, Eric Abidal.

On Tuesday (2/2/2020), Messi openly criticized Abidal's statement.

Abidal, who is also a former Messi teammate in Barcelona, assesses a number of El Barca players did not fully work hard in the era of coaching Ernesto Valverde.

According to Abidal the act of these players who made Valverde fired Barcelona on January 13, 2020 and replaced by Quique Setien.

However, Lionel Messi did not like what was said by Eric Abidal.

Messi requested that the Barcelona board also be responsible for their decisions.

The spearhead of the Argentine national team also wants anyone who talks about players to name specifics.

A strong response from Lionel Messi made a number of parties begin to predict that the superstar would not extend his contract at Barcelona.

Messi's tenure at Barcelona will end on June 30, 2021.


Barcelona players celebrate Lionel Messi's goal against Real Mallorca in the Spanish League match at the Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday (12/07/2019).

Pep Guardiola, who coached Lionel Messi at El Barca in the period 2008 to 2012, was also asked his comments.

Guardiola agreed that if Messi left, Barcelona would have the same difficulty as Real Madrid who left Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus in 2018.

That can't be avoided. "These players are very important," Pep Guardiola was quoted as saying by from Goal English.

"When Messi left Barca, they needed time to make adjustments. It was inevitable."

"These players scored 40 or 50 goals in one season," Guardiola continued.


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