The German goalkeeper expressed his desire to continue playing with Lionel Messi. Although the Barca captain is not very happy at the Catalonia club. According to Goal, Messi is more likely to find a new stop when this season ends. This worries goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
In the 2020/21 season, Messi has 7 goals and 2 assists in all competitions. His 5-phase strike was done from a distance of 11 m. After heavy defeats last season, Messi asked to leave but failed. He stayed in Barca but was not too happy. The Argentine star and the team leadership are not on good terms.
Most recently, Messi suddenly received criticism from striker Antoine Griezmann’s uncle.
“To my surprise Griezmann played badly during a year at Barca. However, I know what’s going on at Barca. Basically, Messi is not working hard enough. The training sessions are also arranged to please some, “said Mr. Lopez, Uncle Griezmann.
Then, Messi replied: “I am tired of being blamed, every time someone at this club has problems. After a 15-hour flight, I have to work with the tax authorities here. Ridiculous”.
Messi has just returned to Barca after completing his national duties. Messi and his teammates will have a difficult meeting with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
“Having Messi in the squad is always a great thing. He can score from anywhere, it makes him special,” said the German goalkeeper.
“I hope Messi continues to stay at Barca and feels happy. You have to give him a chance to overcome all obstacles because he is an extremely important part of us,” added Ter Stegen.
Messi surpassed Mascherano’s record just two days after former Barca and Argentina midfielder announced his retirement. On his personal page, Messi expressed gratitude and happiness to be a teammate of Mascherano in both the club and the national team.
With 142 caps for Argentina, Messi balances with Javier Zanetti’s performance and is aiming to break Mascherano’s 147-time record. He is also the best striker in Argentina history with 71 goals for the national team.