New York : “He is a cardboard captain”: they give Leo Messi everything after his decision to stay at Barcelona

The ways of the Argentine have greatly annoyed a sector of the press and the fans

Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona is uncertain.

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The soap opera of Leo Messi and Barcelona has not left anyone indifferent, the truth is that He is a different player and what moves his figure in the world of football is truly superlative; Barcelona fans were finally able to sleep peacefully after their decision to stay, but some journalists have been infuriated by the Argentine’s behavior.

Like the newspaper El Confidencial, which in its editorial entitled “Why Messi is not a worthy captain of Barcelona and never accepts his mistakes”, which gives the Argentine star everything and emphasizes how he disappears in important moments, on the field and also off it.

Messi has failed in the role of spokesman for the team. He is not a good captain because, although he is the best on the grass, lacks leadership outside to cushion the blows, boost fan morale and to be, above all, a club man “he says Ulises Sánchez-Flor in the editorial of the Spanish newspaper.

They classify him as a “cardboard captain” and they compare it with the reactions of other captains, including Barça like Gerard Piqué or Andrés Iniesta:

“In Barcelona they miss the figure of a captain like Andrés Iniesta. Leo Messi does not face when most needs to find a speech to make a catastrophe more bearable ”.

“He is a papier-mâché captain. Of decoration. He has shown that, in the most humiliating defeat, he does not show his face ”.

As is clear, Not everyone has made Leo Messi’s decision happy, who has left in evidence with all this novel su lack of empathy with the fans who have supported him unconditionally for almost two decades.