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Barcelona’s great nightmare: the reunion of its myths in ‘exile’

Barcelona's great nightmare: the reunion of its myths in 'exile'

The azulgrana membership will attend from a distance to the crossing of two of its best historic references, Pep Guardiola and Leo Messi, whom their leaders didn’t know tips on how to retain

Guardiola and Messi, with Barcelona.
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Barcelona’s nightmare was but to come back. And maybe it was none apart from to see how his finest footballer ever, Leo Messi, and the coach who dropped at the membership an excellence unprecedented in its historical past, Pep Guardiola, they may meet once more. However not on the Camp Nou, the place their foremen on obligation gladly opened the exit door, however in Paris and Manchester, the place the foundations of this soccer exile are actually being established.

“I am leaving because we will hurt ourselves.” Pep Guardiola left Barcelona in 2012 as a result of he understood that there was already lots. That it mattered little that he had been the coach who received essentially the most titles on the Barça bench. All along with Messi (14). He received fed up with a wardrobe wherein the Rosario was already a demigod (The flea Guardiola received ugly the possession of gamers like Tello or Basin), from a Barcelona setting that also celebrates its defeats wherever it’s, and in addition the previous president Sandro Rosell, whose mandate was the preamble to the catastrophe perpetrated later by Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Leo Messi didn’t should make the choice to exit alone, nevertheless it was Joan Laporta who invited him to take action by withdrawing his renewal proposal. With the Tremendous League undertaking and the financial wreck of the membership intermingling in an argument that may go down within the black historical past of the entity.

Over the past electoral marketing campaign, Laporta preferred to play with the concept, with him in workplace, maybe the dream of reuniting Guardiola with Messi shouldn’t be utopian. However it was. Messi might by no means be paid and nothing ought to have been promised to his father, the good patriarch Jorge, who solely wanted to throw away the chairs as he did Johan cruyff when he was fired by Joan Gaspart in full delirium nuñista. Guardiola, at the very least so long as he’s a top-level coach, can hardly be satisfied. If he returns to Barcelona someday, it could be to take pleasure in La Masia, to not return to the entrance line of fireside.

Guardiola’s loyalty to Metropolis

Santpedor’s coach all the time knew that he could be loyal to Manchester Metropolis, with a contract that ends in 2023. And afterwards, the aspiration is none apart from directing a nationwide workforce. An election, you understand, solely serves to be received. The fact of administration tends to be way more merciless.

So Barcelona can have no selection however to observe from a distance how Guardiola, after the 2 Champions received along with Messi in 2009 (Rome) and 2011 (London), will put his Metropolis to the take a look at in opposition to PSG and that footballer who led to being distinctive. Though the Argentine additionally has quite a bit to thank a former coach whom he realized to worth when he was gone.

Messi received two of his 4 Champions with Guardiola. The one in Paris, with Rijkaard, didn’t play it. He was recovering from an harm and was fed up crying. And the one in Berlin, together with Luis Enrique -whom the Rosario additionally adores regardless of a problematic start-, was the final. It has already been six years outdated. Guardiola was the one who helped him multiply his scoring figures by inventing for him his place as a mendacity middle ahead, glorified on the Bernabéu. And Messi, together with Pep, took three Ballons d’Or, two Golden Boots and two Pichichis.

A 12 months in the past, Messi bored with Bartomeu’s lies and after sending the burofax demanding an escape that was not, sighed for Guardiola and Manchester Metropolis to welcome him of their lap. There was by no means a suggestion. PSG did open the fan, who knew tips on how to put together the bottom, financially and emotionally, to finish up including the Argentine to their trigger this summer season.

It is usually a 12 months in the past that Barcelona suffered essentially the most embarrassing defeat in its historical past at Da Luz (2-8), a metaphor for the collapse of a membership. Who is aware of if the reunion on this league of the Champions League of the Catalans with the one who was his executioner, Bayern, will serve to atone for sins. Or to renew the nightmare. Hansi Flick, now German coach, is now not there, however an formidable and obsessive younger man with the board Julian Nagelsmann, conductor of a extensively recognized orchestra (Lewandowski, Müller, Neuer, Kimmich, Goretzka, Sané …). Benfica and Dinamo Kiev, simply in case, wait on the finish of an infinite alley.