Messi’s harangue against Betis: “We are going to defend together, that makes us strong”

first_imgEvidently Leo was referring to the Cup match against Athletic Bilbao (1-0) in San Mamés last Thursday. A game, which despite the elimination, the team showed for many minutes a solid and orderly image in the field, coming to dominate the rival widely.In any case, it seems clear that Messi’s motivational speech had its positive effects: the team maintained its composure at the rival’s rush – they barely finished off between Ter Stegen’s three suits – and was able to create many occasions against Joel’s goal. , being finally the central Clement Lenglet who ended up taking the prize, scoring a goal that ended up giving the victory and three points to Barcelona in the end. Leo Messi once again served as captain not only on the pitch but also outside. The game was matched to two and the swords were high, when the striker took advantage of the wait in the dressing room tunnel of Benito Villamarín to cheer his teammates with a short but blunt harangue. “Go on, come on, let’s get in,” Leo began, with Sergio Busquets, Sergio Roberto. Ter Stegen and Junior Firpo flanking the player. The only one missing during Messi’s motivational speech was Arturo Vidal, who arrived a few seconds later.Messi, aware that the team had to take a step forward in the second half if he did not want to miss the League train, continued with his clear messages about what the team had to do on the pitch: “We’re going to score goals, crazy, okay?”, insisted the captain, to then underline: “We are going to defend well, crazy, to defend together like the other day … that makes us stronger.”last_img