Messi lashed out at Barcelona’s sporting director, Eric Abidal. Abidal said the following in an interview: “Lots of players were not satisfied [with Valverde] and nor did they work a lot”. We’ve all seen how unsteady things have become at Barcelona in the last year or two, and this DRAMA does not help. Messi did not take it lightly when Abidal “threw the players under the bus”.
Messi continued on saying the players are not the only ones who should be held responsible, but the entire club as a whole. He then accused Abidal of tarnishing the players’ reputation and “feeding” misinformation to the public.
Messi, who is under contract until the summer of 2021, has been rumored to move away from Barcelona this summer.