Messi does not want to leave

Vives, who acts as Barcelona’s spokesman, said that Lionel Messi has not given any sign that he intends to leave the club.

Indeed, there have been reports that Lionel Messi might want to leave the Spanish club after the sentence for tax fraud by the Catalan court.

Lionel Messi has been convicted to a 21-month prison sentence after having found guilty of tax fraud. There are reports that the Argentina forward has been shattered by the penalty and might consider leaving Barcelona.

Messi is already in a bad period after having announced his retirement with the Argentina national team. Indeed the Argentina international has stated that he will not be playing again for his national team after having lost the Copa America final. Many people have tried to convince the player to change his decision, but so far he has not made any declaration. Some pundits believe that the court sentence might be too much to bear for the player, and he might be leaving Spain in the summer. Continue reading Messi does not want to leave

Luis Enrique sees draw in Positive way

Luis Enrique tried to see the 2-2 draw with Villarreal in the positive way, as he stated that this solitary point meant that Barcelona are now closer to their objective by the same. The club are hoping to defend the league title that they won in style last season.

After opening up a nine-point lead over second placed Atletico Madrid, the club are some favourites to win the title with a few games left in hand. La Liga still has eight matchdays left in its schedule. Winning the title early will also help the Catalan club to focus on the Champions League.

They can become the first club to defend title and they are once again favourites for the same. They have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League where they will come up against Spanish opponents in the form of Atletico Madrid. Other top teams still left in the competition and those that represent a potential threat for Barcelona dominance include Paris St Germain, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich. Defender Gerard Pique recently stated that Barcelona are very much looking forward to winning the league title as early as possible. PSG were recently crowned as the French champions with several weeks of the league schedule still left. Continue reading Luis Enrique sees draw in Positive way