Sergio Busquets talks Messi renewal, his missed penalty, joining the MLS
Following Spain’s extremely hard-fought victory over Switzerland on penalties in their Euro 2020 quarterfinal, Sergio Busquets appeared in front of the cameras of COPE to discuss his country’s campaign at the tournament so far and also provided a few more anecdotes pertaining to Barcelona.
One of the key talking points was, of course, Lionel Messi’s contract renewal. Even though it is reportedly imminent, a few roadblocks, primarily financial, have delayed the process.
Busquets commented on the entire saga, stating that: “You have to give him time. I trust the president, the people who are working and the feeling that Leo has. Koeman has done a good job and you have to give the project stability and time, I’m sure it will go well.”
Busquets was then asked about Spain’s penalty shootout against the Swiss, where he stepped up to take the first penalty and missed. He seemed rather confident that history will not repeat itself: “If there is a penalty shootout against Italy, I will shoot it and I’m sure I’m going to score it.”
Out of the blue, there has also been chatter about Busquets potentially moving to the United States to play in the MLS. The midfielder was quick to dismiss the notion, stating that he is content in Barcelona and intends to continue while he has a contract.
“Offer from the MLS? They say so many things, maybe they have made the wrong representative or Sergio. I am very comfortable at Barça and I have a contract; I have had a good season and I don’t know anything about the offers they say,” Busquets concluded.