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“We didn’t do everything we could.” While fans were crying over Messi’s departure, Laporta ate shellfish with Florentino Perez – Observador

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"We didn't do everything we could."  While fans were crying over Messi's departure, Laporta ate shellfish with Florentino Perez - Observador

BUT Lionel Messi’s departure from FC Barcelona is controversial, with the most recent victim being Jaume Llopis, a member of the Espai Barça Commission, who submitted his resignation letter by pointing his finger at Joan Laporte, stating that “there was no real desire to negotiate.” Llopis does not spare criticism of the Catalan club president, stating that “while Barça fans mourned Leo’s departure, Laporta ate seafood with the president of Real Madrid.”

Llopis submitted his resignation letter to the Barcelona leader in a letter published this Monday by a Spanish newspaper. Sports worldwhere former Espai Barça member says Laporta let him down.

“Dear Joan, you disappointed me, I thought you were the only one who could resist Florentino. I don’t have enough information, but I am sure that much more could be done in order for Messi to stay. There is a lot left, ”you can read in the letter. “Messi has been an important asset for Barcelona. He will go down in history as the president who fired Messi. “

Jaume Llopis was also on SER Catalunya’s “Què T’hi Jugues” program and went further with his statements. “There are 25 days left and I don’t think everything was done to keep Messi. There was no real willingness to negotiate succession. It’s true that his departure helps cut the payroll in the short term, but there are still a lot more people at the club. I think there was a lot of pressure on the financial officials when other, more radical measures could be taken, ”he said of The unexpected departure of the Argentine star

FC Barcelona president said Friday that Lionel Messi would not be happy to leave the club, but reiterated that it is impossible to keep the Argentine player as “no one” stands above the club and there was no “wage difference” for this

Messi left Barcelona without the “heat” of the fans and “applause” on the field. Says “PSG is a hypothesis.”

Criticism has also been highlighted regarding the relationship between Laporte and Real Madrid manager Florentino Perez and his participation in the European Super League. “This is a big project, but unreliable. I do not know what a cordial agreement with the president of Real Madrid means. It is not known that while the Barça players were mourning Leo’s departure, Laporta ate the clam with the Real Madrid president. It is necessary to ensure that the image is there, ”he said.

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BALL – Enzo, Scaloni’s “pillar”, waiting for Di Maria (Argentina)

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BALL - Enzo, Scaloni's "pillar", waiting for Di Maria (Argentina)

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni told a press conference this Friday ahead of the World Cup round of 16 match in Qatar – Saturday against Australia (15 hours from mainland Portugal), in Al Rayyan – that he still believes the former player Benfica Di Maria (now at Juventus) has recovered from his injury and is ready to play.

“Di Maria still feels some discomfort, but he has no contractures. Wait for game time. It may seem absurd, but we played later, even after winning the group, and rested less than Australia had since the last game. Look, I also have doubts about whether I will have Tagliafico at the game. i hope angel [Di María] be available for the game,” Scaloni wished reporters this Friday in the capital of Qatar.

According to the Argentine press (Olé newspaper), Scaloni’s midfielder Enzo Fernandez of Benfica is one of the pillars of the formation in a strategy dubbed “Scaloneta”: the Benfica player is already in the starting line-up against Poland (assist) after coming on as a substitute in two previous games (and a beautiful goal scored against the Mexicans) is one of the three pillars of the pampas for the coach, along with Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton) and Julian Alvarez (Manchester City).

What Scaloni doesn’t want is unbridled euphoria. “The opponent is losing? I disagree. Absolutely. This is football, 11 against 11, you have to drop favoritism and play the match. As for tactics, it will be similar, perhaps with some changes. There are good players in Australia, but we will try to show our best game, control the game for most of the minutes, our idea is to try to win,” said Scaloni.

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What he expected from the Oceania team, but which qualified and is playing in the Asian zone, was clear. “They have good players on the right flank, forwards and experienced midfielders playing in competitive leagues. And, in particular, they are a team. And when you face the team, it’s always hard. It’s a choice with players who know what they want,” Scaloni said.

After the controversy over the VAR confirmation of Japan’s 2-1 move against Spain – there was a feeling that the ball had completely crossed the bottom line earlier, but the goal was confirmed – also Scaloni, without stopping to do so, he left, as did his counterpart in Spain Luis Enrique, many doubts.

“I think the way Luis Enrique thinks: the first images are clear. [bola terá passado o risco na totalidade]🇧🇷 But if you analyze it in detail, you will see what happened. There is nothing else to do. We face the situation, we live with it. It’s hard to digest, especially since it’s implemented at the World Cup. If we had time to adapt earlier, but it was very sudden. We had a month of tests before the games. Anyway, this is for everyone, this is what we have. But to be… it’s almost a millimeter,” said the Pampas breeder.

As for the football that will be featured and what Australia expects, there is no doubt. “They have a clear system in attack and I don’t think they are going to change. My message to the fans as always: let’s break our backs on the field! We came to compete, but at the end of the day it’s just football, one game, we saw it in the Group E games on Thursday. Almost all the teams deserved to get into the next stage, but at some point the games turned upside down, that’s what happened, ”Scaloni gave the example, not surprised that Australia beat Denmark.

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“I was not surprised: they are a good team, they had a good qualifying campaign. They were the fourth team to qualify for Qatar! They have a World Cup tradition and that makes them a strong contender. We are not going to be too confident, but we will play our best football, game after game, and see what happens, ”concluded the Argentina coach.

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“Bernardo changed my idea of ​​football, his brain went crazy”

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"Bernardo changed my idea of ​​football, his brain went crazy"

Jack Grealish praised Bernardo Silva, the Portuguese midfielder with whom he shares the Manchester City dressing room.

In an interview with The Mirror newspaper, the Englishman even says that Bernardo has changed his attitude to football and considers him the best he has ever played with.

“Bernardo has changed my idea of ​​football. Of all the players I’ve played with, he’s probably the best. The way his brain works is crazy,” he defends.

Grealish later recounted the game, marked by a request from Guardiola to Bernardo that blew him away.

“I remember last year’s game when Pep sent him to pick up the ball from Ederson. He passed to him and Bernardo dribbled. And I thought, “What the hell is this? This guy thinks he’s playing football on the school playground? It was amazing. He’s incredible,” he added.

The Englishman, who competes at the World Championships with the “Três Leões” selection, also highlights the courage of Bernardo Silva.

“Pep says he wants us to show ‘tomatoes’. We have to want the ball, even under pressure when the opposition supporters hover over us and whistle. And he tells us to give him the ball. In short, this is Bernardo,” he sums up.

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A BOLA – A BOLA Poll: Is it right for Benfica to renew Otamendi’s contract after the World Cup? View final result (SHAR)

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After the interactivity that we intend to implement with readers of different platforms of the A BOLA universe, we are launching a new challenge for you.

In addition to the “Reader’s Mail” section, which we publish daily on the pages of the paper edition and in which you can continue to participate by sending your opinions to [email protected]we also want to invite our readers to a more direct and, above all, loftier participation in the discussion of the topics that characterize the current situation of sports in Portugal.

To this end, we are launching a daily survey here at A BOLA Online with a simple answer to the question (yes or no) in which we intend, in addition to asking you if you agree with the idea that justifies your answer. You just need to leave in the comment field associated with the news, your answer to the question we posed (YES or NO), and then state in the comment no more than 300 characters the reason (or reasons) for supporting your opinion.

The top three of each option (YES or NO) will be published in the paper edition of A BOLA the following day with a nickname (you must be logged in to abola.pt to comment) corresponding to the person who wrote it.

Participate! Because your opinion matters.

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