Messi begins to fill the patience of many of his loyalists. No longer Bartomeu, with whom he felt so annoyed. He had a chance to put his finger down and he didn’t. It was made by the wave of a motion of censure encouraged by the partners. That motion was a pro-Messi and anti-Bartomeu referendum.This is how he understood it and got out of the way. But Messi is still angry, as if he were still passing accounts of no one knows what grievances. He gave some brief hint of improvement in his spirits, but has returned to his crestfallen and sulky air. He is no longer Bartomeu, so he will be Griezmann’s uncle, or the Treasury, or the empty house of Luis Suárez next door.
The fact is that Barça has scored 11 points out of 24, infected the entire group of the depressive air that infects its so-called leader. The once glorious starter of every Barça attack play He is now a pouting guy whose soul weighs heavily on his feet, who tries little and gets less. That Messi Resigned to the losses suffered in European outings, an exception reduced to a few but not a few occasions, he is now the one of every day. For Koeman it is unimaginable to do without him, leave him on the bench and try something with an eleven without himSo he drags it like a convict drags a ball attached to his ankle with a chain and a shackle.
When this crisis began there was talk of a possible operation with City: money and some players, particularly Èric Garcia, now more necessary than ever. Many who a month ago would have rejected that are already beginning to cherish the idea. For them it is not ideal, The ideal would be for Messi to regain his will, but that does not come. Messi is today an Asian luxury for a poor house, for a club forced to slash its budget while keeping what might still be the best player in the world, but is already only first in pay. And every time there are more attentive glances to the City with a mixture of apprehension and hope.