With the recent crisis that Barcelona is going through, Lionel Messi has been linked with different teams as he has told the club that he wants to leave in case a convincing sporting project is not presented.
Samuel Eto’o is strictly against such an idea and explained his love for Lionel Messi – so much that if he were to leave, he believes that we should find a new club name for FC Barcelona.
“I love Leo as if he were my son.
“I always want the best for Messi, but the club is Messi. If Messi leaves Barcelona then we need to change the club’s name.”, said the Barça icon in an interview with TyC Sports.
Eto’o added his thoughts on the recent rumors regarding Messi willing to leave the club: “There’s a need to do everything possible to ensure Messi finishes his career at Barcelona. We’re lucky that we currently have the best player of all time.”
Barcelona legend says Messi is essential for the young Barcelona generation
Following what will forever remain an unforgettable might for the youngster, Ilaix Moriba scored his first goal for Barcelona. It was a sensational strike, as the young Spanish midfielder faked a shot one way, only for him to cooly dispatch it the other way.
Yesterday night, Barça legend Luis Suárez Miramontes had this to say both in regards to the club’s youth, as well as club veteran Lionel Messi: “For this group of young people it is essential that there is someone like Messi with personality and charisma so that they grow as they should. That is why it is necessary to maintain it.“ (via Carrusel)
Per earlier reports, the Barça captain has stayed true to this. He reportedly takes “special care” of Ilaix Moriba in particular so that the 18-year old doesn’t “deviate from the path of becoming an important player in the team.” This is one of Barcelona’s most talented squads in recent memory, full to the brim and overflowing with youth and exuberance, with all these players looking up to the Argentine.
The 85-year old is a Barcelona legend having played in Barça’s iconic colours from 1955 to 1961. He is widely regarded as one of Spain’s next footballers of all time, and a testament to this is the fact that he is still the only player from the country to ever win a Ballon D’or.
He has been heavily critical of the squad at times this season, owing to the fact that “they [Barca players] make the worst individual and team mistakes.” At least this time he has something to smile about.