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Papers: Messi is happy at Barcelona but leaves the door open

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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Lionel Messi’s big interview with LaSextaTV has been a huge topic in the footballing world, not just Barcelona. The Argentine spoke to the media about his feelings and the overall situation for the first time since the failed attempt at leaving the club some months ago now.

And needless to say, the local papers this morning are all over the most important quotes from his latest confrontation with the media outlet. SPORT are here with a more optimistic spin, stating Leo is now happy at the Camp Nou after a rough couple of months.

Apart from those quotes, the outlet also talked about the Argentine’s minor injury, which will keep him away from the squad for the Tuesady’s clash against Eibar. Barcelona are in a good spot right now, having won their last couple of games, and are looking up for the time being.

Mundo Deportivo, however, have taken a more measured approach to Leo’s recent words.

Even though the Catalans’ star is much happier now than he was before, he still leaves the door open for a potential departure once his contract ends. His current deal with Barcelona is set to expire in the summer and then, who knows what will happen.

In other news, Mundo Deportivo report Gerard Piqué will run for presidency in the future as well. Of course, we’ve known this for a while but now it’s been decided and the defender’s mind is made up.

I’ve been a Barcelona fan for more than half of my life. What started as blind love is slowly turning into professional writing. Now, I get to write about Barca, analyse them, and voice my opinions on them across platforms. I’m happy to be a part of this big project.

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Official: Barcelona confirm Pedri muscular injury

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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All victories come with a cost and Barcelona’s great triumph over Sevilla is no exception. Sadly, the Catalans’ young prodigy, Pedri, had to leave the pitch in the second half of the clash and now, the club has officially confirmed that the 18-year-old had sustained a muscular injury.

As of right now, however, we still don’t know how serious it is and we’ll have to wait for further information, which is most likely to arrive tomorrow. Unfortunately, the early speculations are not good as it seems Pedri could indeed be out of commission for a couple of weeks at least.

Needless to say, that’s a huge hit for Barcelona since the schedule is unrelenting. Soon, it will be time to face Sevilla again in the Copa del Rey and also Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Doing so without Pedri could indeed be troublesome.

But we also have to wonder how did it come to this injury. The 18-year-old is a key member of the squad so it’s understandable Ronald Koeman would want him to play all the time.

However, that might be the very crux of the problem too. With so little rest in-between the games, it was just a matter of time before Pedri’s body could take no more.

Still, not all is lost and he should be back in time to help Barcelona finish the season strong. And besides, now the youngster can finally get some well-deserved rest.

Hopefully the team can manage without him for a short period of time.

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