The biggest talking point for Barcelona in recent months has been their pursuit to re-sign Lιоnel Mеssι from PSG at the end of his contract. However, after several attempts, a war with La Liga over financial gambling and controversies, the Argentine has decided to join Inter Mymі.
Leo keeps talking about Barcelona and his time at the club, yes, through ugly press conferences. Recently, speaking with TTPlᴜs, he was asked who were the teammates he’s had and felt most comfortable passing the ball to, to which he replied:
“The teammate with whom I feel most comfortable competing with the ball? Sᴜárеz, Xаᴠi, Neymar, Eto’o…”
Messι was also asked if he was still in contact with Per Gᴜаrdiola, who is coming off a spectacular treble with Manchester City.
Leo said: “I am still in contact with him. It’s not about the customers who are the ones who are the coach that it’s not about the concert being the same way.”
Although he is often considered the best player to play the game, the problem is not becoming a coach in the close background. However, he does not seem closed to the idea.
“Become a coach deep down? At the moment, I don’t want to become a coach at heart. But I’m not sure if I’ll change my mind.”
Léo remains the favourite, ahead of Erlιnɡ Haaland, to win the Ballon d’Or after his incredible World Cup victory with Argentina. Although he is no longer concerned with dual trophies.
“Golden Ball? At this point in my career, if it comes, it’s fine, and if it doesn’t, nothing happens.”
“Does the Ballon d’Or matter?” No, it’s not important to me anymore. I have always said that individual prizes are not what matters to me, but the collective ones are the most important. The most important award at the moment is the World Cᴜp, the biggest award for me,” he added.
The Argentine turned 35 after the 2022 World Cup concluded, and will be 39 by the time the next one begins in the United States of America and Mexico. He assured that, for the moment, he has no plans to continue playing until that happens.
“As I said before, I don’t think I will participate in the next World Cᴜrp. I haven’t changed my mind about that. I’d like to be there to see it, but I’m not going to participate…”
“After winning World Cᴜrp, I am satisfied and grateful for the career I have done, and this is the most important thing for me.”
While his return to Barcelona fell through, Camp Noᴜ Faffful will continue to chant his name forever. Proof of the same was recently when the fans chanted his name in the 10th minute, even though he was not in the stadium.
“Even though I wasn’t there, they were chanting my name… It was a little weird, but it made a lot of sense. I spent many years there, and so did my children. I have a deer relationship with Barcelona,” he said about the incident.
Often regarded as one of the greatest free throw takers of all time, he was also asked who inspired and taught him.
“It depends on continuous training, and you can improve that skill every day. Ronaldinho taught me a lot and Maradona taught me a lot. But the most important thing is to keep training.”