Gab: Messi back to Barcelona would be '10 steps backwards' with his current contract | ESPN FC

The ESPN FC crew reacts to the most recent comments from Joan Laporta saying that the «door is always open at Barca» for Lionel Messi.

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49 opiniones en “Gab: Messi back to Barcelona would be '10 steps backwards' with his current contract | ESPN FC”

  1. I now get it why most pundits are not coaches – they are so stupid. As for Steve Nichols, who in Barcelona currently plays Messi's role better than he to even be able to bench him? In almost every match I have watched, Messi has been the best player on the pitch especially for his team. These guys talk as if we who watch them don't watch Messi play. They're talking about a player with 13goals and 13 assists in Ligue 1, the reigning Fifa Best winner, who has scored/assisted in like 6 of his last 8 Ligue 1 matches. When has Messi ever played a defensive role? I mean, these pundits are such terrible analysts. Sometimes it seems they talk just for the sake of it.

  2. Messi will add creativity at a level at barca that no one can. Lewandowski will be scoring bags of goals. They are dillusional to say Messi won't sleep walk into this team. He is still creating at an insane level. I think they just forgot the world cup he just had.

  3. Teams have adapted to Messi’s game look at Bayern rhy seem to have figured out his style of play years ago. Teams playing around Messi have to adapt a different style to play. To start off he has to be involved in defense, it’s like watching 11 vs 10 when he’s in the pitch. Barca need to stick with the players they are using now.

  4. This man is old delusional… man Messi and Xavi are both want each other.! And some with Barcelona and Messi.

    Just go watch your Liverpool games and dont mind about Xavis problems.🤫🤨

  5. To Gab: logically, he makes sense. Messi right now isn't financially smart for Barca. Here's the kicker though, everyone, including Messi knows that if he's going to play for 10mil or less for any club, it's going to be Barcelona. It's his home, his children's and wife's home, a lot of his friends live there or in Spain. He still wants to play UCL football but not with PSG. I'm sure jersey sales and ticket sales are going to skyrocket with him there too.
    To Steve: Let's sweep what Xavi said about wanting Messi back. Modric still plays at the elite level at what? 37? Lewandowski still plays at 33? Barca's most creative players right now are Pedri and Dembele and both are injured. Why not bring Messi back for free and a low wage, knowing the creativity he brings to the table? Sure pressing wise he's lacking, but do Barca not have De Jong, Pedri, and Gavi for that in there 4 man midfield? Idk. Lots of people believe Messi to be a burden but he's proved at Barca, PSG, and Argentina that he's created a lot for his teams.

  6. Fati, torres 🗑🤦🏽‍♂️ Gab why even mention them, they are trash players. Messi is miles away in class now than those two will ever be. Stevie is even worse trying to say Messi will be a sub there is even more dumb. What a comedian 🤡 I swear ESPN has the worst analysts in all of futbol. So why does xavi want busquets another year or alonzo or roberto for that matter. I mean just look what Argentina has just accomplished with Messi playing with a bunch of young talented players. Now you are telling me that in one or two years Messi with the level of young talent at Barcelona right now cant compete for a Championa league. Cmon now, its the right moment for it.

  7. These guys are in charge of speaking about Barcelona but don’t know anything about xavi and Messi talking everyday ? About Aguero saying basically Messi Is open to coming?

  8. We want Messi back at our club

    Why people acting like Messi won’t contribute nothing
    Him and lewandoski basically the same age
    And I’ll take Messi over my whole team at Barcelona

  9. So because Barcelona are winning just one nil in alot of matches dis season so they don't need player like messi u must be joking how many goals Barcelona score after dembele got injured just one nil they better get messi back next season😮

  10. Real Barcelona fans wouldn’t want Messi back and let me explain why; the day messi left Barca was forced to stop relying on a single player to carry the team and actually had to go out and build a sufficient squad that can compete for the future. The standards under Cavi have been much higher and they are moving in the right direction the way they are. Of course he’d improve the team he’d improve any team but it doesn’t make sense bringing him back as Barcelona can use that same money for transfers and have a much stronger squad for years to come. If Barca are really worried about his “farewell” then simply just do something for him at the stadium when his contract with PSG is over.

  11. This is borderline hilarious. A secondary role? Do you see him play in PSG each week? Did you see him play the World Cup 3 months ago?
    It's not Messi's(or Mbappé's) fault if they have a horrible team that can't connect 2 passes in midfield and has a horrible defense with a GK that is a moron and pure smoke.
    Put this Messi behind Lewan and Dembele in a diamond with DeJong, Pedri and Gavi in a 4-3-1-2 and you'll see wonders.
    He doesn't need to run or anything, he mostly has to hold on to the ball and search for spaces to do a pass between lines for Dembelé to run at the space or a pass looking for Lewan in the small area.
    Barcelona hasn't compite in UCL for 2 years now, it's not like it's City.
    Would i like Messi in City? No. They have a system that works and they compite at the highest level. Messi wouldn't have room there, specially with Haaland doing nothing when he doesn't have the ball.
    Barcelona would benefit A LOT from Messi because they lack the creativity to generate chances in some rough games.

  12. Sorry as good as messi is, returning to Barca could be toxic due to wage demands and Barca awful situation with money. Messi should go to Saudi, MLS or Argentina. End off, 3-4 years ago I’d say Man City but the premier is way too physical for him and can’t see him liking the Uk weather/life style

  13. Just wait for 2 months and these guys are gonna be shocked🤣
    They are talking as if Xavi personally told them that he doesnt want Messi back🤣
    Xavi said in the press conference last week that he would be soo happy if Messi comes back. And even Messi wants to come back ..and Barcelona are already working on it..idk if the news i read was true..but they are planning to give Messi a low salary but he can receive a % of Barca's revenue..that's a good deal.

  14. I'm sure they can figure some sort of finances out. maybe instead of cold hard cash they pay him in shares of barca or smth. either way ik the barca fans will b ecstatic like I am lol

  15. Messi is not a Greedy Camel like Pendu… Now that Messi won everything, he can play in Barcelona with minimum wages or even free… Barca doesn't have a CAM currently… A position perfectly fitted for Messi…

  16. Why this two Great players Messi and Ronaldo are turning into tje biggest clowns in history of football. Just retire .What a idiots this two are . I loosing any respect for this two persons .Disgusting people.

  17. What are this guys talking about??? Messi this Messi that, Gab said 10 step backwards, if is for FFP he is talking about YES i can understand but with Steve point, counting players like Ferren, Ansu and Raphinha that plays the same role Messi play and xavi won't, like the idea, really? Who cares if he like it or not, that is nonsense. Messi home and club is Barcelona, coming back home will be a fantastic news for us. Of course other clubs and fans won't like it hahahahah😅

  18. La Liga said they have to reduce their expenditure by 200 million before they can make any signings in the summer due to FFP. how can they possibly re-sign Messi? they're going to have to offload 4-5 players just to break even. and like Gab said, they already have Dembele and Raphinha in his position; unless one of them is sold, you don't need Messi. and trading a 25 year old for a 35 year old would be a mistake anyways. it's sad to say but players like Neymar, Messi, & Ronaldo no longer fit in the modern European game. the whole team needs to press. Benzema won the Ballon d'Or and he still runs and tracks back. you can't afford even 1 player walking around the pitch or you'll get dumped out of the Champions League by any top team, i.e. what happened to PSG.

  19. Messi has been irrelevant for the last 4 years in Champions League, Messi moved on to PSG, Barca started the rebuild process and finally has build a post Messi team, possibly one the best defense in the world. All of a sudden, everyone wants to throw that away and destabilize the team for the goat, for what, maybe people realize Barca has won the league and possibly copa del rey. Just give Messi his ceremony and move on. All this is PR from the Club. This is like trying to get back with an ex-wife when the best years are gone. Why do people think it's going to be good or better. People get over and stop living in the past, for god sake.

  20. These espn pundits hates the sight of Messi coz all their predictions in the WC made them a laughing stock. N he won it in style. Messi won't fit ??? Can't believe these guys

  21. There’s just much money involved with the quataris for him to make that move….he’ll return for his jersey retirement ceremony

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