LaLiga is not going to undergo as soon as Lionel Messi’s superb days at Spanish giants FC Barcelona are over, a key LaLiga official has stated.
Argentine famous person Messi Messi ended hypothesis final week about his future on the Catalan giants by asserting that he would keep for an additional season, although reluctantly, relatively than combat his membership in a courtroom of regulation.
“We always work long term. Leo Messi is the best player in the world and probably in history he will be among top four and five. But these are players approaching the end of their careers,” Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India, stated throughout a digital media interplay from Madrid.
“Players come and go, sadly. Clubs stay, leagues stay. We are starting the 90th season of LaLiga. Real Madrid and Barcelona are clubs with over 100 years of history. We will always remember players like Messi and Cristiano [Ronaldo] who gave us one of the most exciting competitions ever in team sport. Nothing compares what these two guys gave LaLiga. But life will continue and we are planning for the future, knowing that these players will be replaced by other great players,” he stated.
Messi, 33, had knowledgeable Barcelona that he needed to depart the membership on a free switch, based on a clause within the contract.
Both Barcelona and LaLiga stood agency, saying that Messi’s contract with the membership was legitimate and any membership fascinated with his providers must pay the €700m launch clause in its entirety.
Messi then determined to remain on for the subsequent 10 months, however took a swipe on the membership’s hierarchy.
“Messi is a Barcelona player first. LaLiga just gave the legal answer. Officially, we said about Messi’s contract and the way the crisis was resolved proves that we were right. To look in a selfish way, that got us all over the global news for a week.”
“It’s always sad when you lose the best player in the world. When Cristiano left, in terms of competition it was a relevant loss,” Cachaza stated.
“But in terms of the growth of the business and audience it had no impact. We hope that when Leo Messi football days of LaLiga end, the impact will be not.
“We know the presence of Messi made Barca essentially the most watched European groups. Will Messi leaving have an effect? Probably, sure. But we hope that it’s an influence that can be overcome simply and the attain of LaLiga will proceed to develop.”
The 2020-21 LaLiga season will start on September 11 with a game between Granada and Athletic Club. The first El Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on October 25, followed by the return leg on April 11. The season will start in empty stadiums due to the coronavirus crisis and Cachaza said they are hopeful of welcoming back fans as early as possible.
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