Leaving the conflict with the Barca leadership, Lionel Messi returned to the familiar image of the excellent striker of world football. Coach Ronald Koeman got his second win ahead of the new season as Barca beat Girona 3-1. Messi also opened fire with a double goal.
Those who are skeptical of Leo’s professionalism owe this player an apology. The Argentinian superstar is making everyone forget the burofax that rocked the Camp Nou.
In the second friendly match before the new season, coach Koeman continued to eliminate Luis Suarez from the list of registration. It is like a sharp message to the 33-year-old star. Without Suarez, Barca had Messi playing as a striker.
Observing the match, journalist Geoff Gillingham of Marca analyzed: “What is remarkable in Barca’s 3-1 win over Girona is how Messi and Griezmann swapped the virtual No. 9 at different times. The highlight must mention the flexible movement of the attacking quartet”.
Messi is the most important member of the Barca attack. He still retains the excellent qualities of the world-class scoring machine.
Mundo Derportivo journalist Josep M.Artells commented: “Messi started to lubricate the gun and make everyone forget the burofax”. Leo scores, and that worries everyone.
After Messi announced that he would complete the contract with Barca, the fans were not worried. They are afraid that they will no longer see the image of a devoted Leo as before.
Messi smashed doubts with professional manners in recent years. He arrived on the training ground on time, practiced seriously and did exactly what Coach Koeman instructed.
Seeing how Messi played against Girona, people see that the inspiration in Leo has not exhausted. The Argentine superstar still dances with the ball as usual. Leo’s level has not been lost. It was shown through the way he passed the ball to Francisco Trincao.