From the tears of maximum joy to those of maximum sadness. In a month Lionel Messi went from living what he dreamed of with the National Team to what he never imagined with Barcelona. This Tuesday marks one month of the Copa América title against Brazil and at the Maracana, better impossible. As true as that Leo today arms his suitcases having to leave the city that gave him everything and where his children were happy, worse impossible.
The tears of happiness was only champion for the first time with the National Team (EFE).
The world of football is still assimilating that he will wear another shirt. The phrase of his friend Mascherano says it all: “Seeing Barcelona without you will not be the same.” Javier’s words, with more than 300 games played in the Blaugrana institution, is what many feel today. Because of Leo, Barsa was more than a club and now it will become one more club.
And just as Messi himself prepared to “take a hit” in the Copa América preview, his return to Barsa was with an unexpected blow. The renewal agreed with the club was going to be financially impossible and the conflict with La Liga changed everything. From that hug to Laporta at the end of last season to shake hands coldly and almost without looking at him in the emotional farewell on Sunday.
The other tears of the 10th, of sadness, in the emotional farewell to Barcelona (AFP).
After having that first chat of friends with Neymar on the stairs heading to the Maracana dressing room with the champion’s medal literally hanging around his neck in the unforgettable 10/7, on the 10th he had enjoyed everything after the joy with the blue and white. Since his return to Rosario with the Cup, not taking off his AFA clothes and his vacations with Antonela and the boys in Miami and then in Ibiza.
There came another chapter, as unexpected as it was foreboding: the photo with Neymar, Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes and also Verratti. That “coincidence” that Lionel himself explained at the conference and that he called a “barbecue of friends” and that now has all the chips to make his day to day in Paris, PSG and in the Parc des Princes. As everything seems to indicate.
The photo in Ibiza with the PSG that was a “coincidence” as a premonition.
THE SELECTION IS WAITING FOR YOU
A month that was a roller coaster of feelings for Rosario. And that while waiting for the resolution of where he is going to play, he explained his ambition to continue winning and “I am going to continue playing football, which is what I like to do the most.” While PSG defines which jacket number it will give him, the 10 of the National Team awaits him to close the circle. In 23 days, Lionel Scaloni’s team plays in Qualifiers: 2/9 vs. Venezuela (V), on 9/5 vs. Brazil there! and 9/9 vs. Bolivia here.
The 10 of the National Team awaits you back: on 2/9 there are already Qualifiers (AP).
The image kneeling in the Maracana, the crying with all the companions going to look for him was the emotion he dreamed of so much. The one to say goodbye to a suit in an auditorium and without his 10 at the Camp Nou, was the other crying on the surface. A month that Messi changed his life.