There're moments, situations and actions that, without saying a single word, mean a lot. Because Lionel Messi hasn't yet renewed his contract with Barcelona, which expires on June 30, but in recent days he starred in two actions that suggest that he will stay at the club that gave him everything and that he's an absolute idol. First he attended the elections for president, being the first time in his life that he carried it out. And the second gesture came yesterday, when he attended the ceremonial act of inauguration of Joan Laporta, winner in the elections and with whom he maintains a good relationship from his previous mandate. Sitting in one of the stands of the Camp Nou, La Pulga listened to the speech and then hugged himself before the gaze of all those present and of the cameras.
"I have arrived to make decisions, such as convincing Leo to continue, taking advantage of the fact that he is here. He already knows it. You know how much I love you and I will do everything I can to keep you going", Laporta said on stage set up at the Camp Nou for his first speech as the new president of Barcelona, broadcast on Barça TV. Messi, in a suit and with a chinstrap, was among those present and nodded during Laporta's direct message at the beginning of his second term after the successful cycle between 2003 and 2010.
"If we had a full field, you would not leave for sure, even in that the pandemic does us. Whatever you do, it will be fine. But we will try to convince you. Forgive me for making reference to this act, but you know how much I love you", Laporta reiterated who in turn reiterated his support for the coach, the Dutch Ronald Koeman.
"Our priority's for Barça to become economically sustainable again. That is why we have prepared a shock plan and we will create new sources of income. We will do it with respect, but with courage," he explained about the difficult economic situation the club's going through. He also assured that he feels "heir to the values of Joan Gamper, of the legacy that he left", which he will carry out "to face immediate challenges and those of the coming years".