Barcelona software Sergi Roberto stated he crossed his palms that famous person captain Lionel Messi would stay at Camp Nou.
Messi surprised the arena ultimate month when he knowledgeable Barca of his purpose to leave the LaLiga giants, with the 33-year-old intending to cause a clause in his contract to stroll away on a loose switch on the finish of ultimate season.
On the other hand, the validity of one of these stipulation used to be murky because of the marketing campaign being prolonged by means of the coronavirus pandemic, and six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi in the end opted to stay in Catalonia slightly than problem Barcelona in a prison fight.
Requested about Messi heading into 2020-21, Roberto advised RAC1: “I believed the similar as the entire Catalans, that it will now not be true that Messi didn’t proceed with us.
“I will not consider a Barca with out Leo and I crossed my palms in order that he would keep. I see him coaching rather well. He’s an excessively skilled participant and I haven’t any doubt that he’s going to at all times give 100 consistent with cent for this blouse and this membership.”
Ronald Koeman is on the helm as Barca get ready for his or her LaLiga opener in opposition to Villarreal on Sunday.
Koeman changed Quique Setien, who used to be best appointed in January, after Barca had been dethroned by means of sour competitors Actual Madrid in LaLiga and humiliated 8-2 by means of Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarter-finals ultimate season.
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“He [Koeman] has made us paintings so much,” Roberto stated. “The learning classes were very lengthy.
“We’re running rather well. He tells the avid gamers issues obviously and that’s just right for the staff. I totally consider the trainer and the entire avid gamers.”
In addition to a brand new trainer, there are adjustments with Barca’s enjoying group of workers following Arturo Vidal’s transfer to Inter and Ivan Rakitic’s go back to Sevilla.
Complete-back Nelson Semedo may be poised to enroll in Wolves within the Premier League, whilst veteran ahead Luis Suarez is reportedly in discussions to switch Barca for competitors Atletico Madrid.
“The president or the brand new trainer will have to make a decision who they consider and who they are going to rely on,” added Roberto.
“I’ve a unique appreciation for Suarez. He’s a participant who has given so much a majority of these years. If he finally ends up leaving, Atletico can be a lot more potent.”