Lionel Messi organized this Monday at his home a lunch with the idea of uniting the Barcelona squad in this final stretch of the season, in which the Catalans are gambling their future in La Liga, after having conquered the Copa del Rey and having been eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16 against PSG.
The barbecue, according to information published by the newspaper Marca, was attended by all members of the staff, accompanied by their respective partners. In this way, the Argentine as captain of the team, has made his commitment to the club visible, a few days before the dispute of the transcendental match against Atlético of Madrid next Saturday, in which the Catalan team plays its options in the championship.
he meal took place in the garden of Messi's house and it consisted of a barbecue, a menu that is not the first time that Barça footballers share and that they have even tasted at the facilities of La Masia azulgrana. The GOL microphones on Spanish television were able to capture exclusive audio in which the players are heard.
With a camera on the street, near Messi's house, it was possible to hear the “champions, champions, olé olé olé”, which came from the patio of the home. Surely, the players took advantage of the meeting to celebrate the conquest of the Copa del Rey, in whose final they beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0.
The members of the squad went to Messi's home after training this Monday and a day after Barcelona won the Mestalla 3-2 against Valencia, after the bad taste in their mouths that the defeat at home against him left. weak Granada and that prevented Ronald Koeman's men from rising to the lead alone.
The last gastronomic meeting of the team, at least known, had taken place in January 2020, a few days after the arrival of Quique Setién and at the request of the coach. In Barça's key, the meeting is interpreted as a sign of commitment by the Argentine star, at a time when Barcelona will play everything on Saturday against Atlético of Madrid when if they win, they will remain as the leader, perhaps alone, if Real Madrid stumbles against Sevilla, fourth in the table.
The celebration of the Barcelona players