The Brazilian, Figo and Rui Costa expect a great Champions final
The former Brazilian striker Ronaldo Nazario referred this Saturday to the doubts that transcend about Messi and his imminent future at FC Barcelona, an exit that would not be “the solution” for the problems of the culé team and that he does not see “probable” either.
“Messi is the benchmark of the team and if I were Barcelona I would not let him leave in any case. He has a very great relationship with the club and I do not think he will stop being in love with the team,” said the Brazilian at a press conference virtual organized by Banco Santander, on the occasion of the final of the Champions League.
Ronaldo, Figo and Rui Costa shared a football talk just over 24 hours after the match between Bayern Munich and PSG in search of the continental title at the Da Luz Stadium in Lisbon. However, the elimination of Barça at the hands of the Germans with a resounding 2-8 and the news about Messi’s discontent monopolized the conversation, with two former Barça players like Figo and Ronaldo.
Neither by the club nor by the Argentine, Ronaldo confessed that he does not see that exit likely. “It is very unlikely that Messi will leave Barcelona,” he said. The Brazilian gave an alternative to the Argentine if he is not clear about his future. “If I were Messi, I would leave Barcelona and come to Valladolid to play voluntarily for a year,” said the president of the Pucelano club with laughter.
In Barça key, the mythical forward also referred to a Luis Suárez who seems to be being invited to seek a new destination. “He continues to be one of the best ‘9’ out there, and has a level for many years,” he said.
Regarding the final between Bayern and PSG, Ronaldo, Figo and Rui Costa agreed to predict an exciting and quality match, which generates high expectations, after “a format that has left many surprises, as happens in the World Cups”.