Real Madrid legend behind Messi

Messi at Barcelona is undoubtedly a success, but for his performance in Argentina, many people do not recognize, for Macy bear no small pressure. Recently, the former Real Madrid player and coach Jorge Valdano was behind Messi, he bluntly small flea been made a scapegoat. At the same time, he believes that some talents do not lose Messi Maradona.

Valdano once the identity of the player and the coach, have helped to get over the Spanish champions Real Madrid, at the same time, he leads the way Real Madrid legend Raul. It can be said, it is a downright Valdano Real Madrid chiefs. However, he still has another identity, that is Lionel Messi admirer. In last year’s World Cup and the Copa America, Argentina has reached the final of the finals, but with the Pampas eagle can ultimately missed the championship. Many fans and disappointed, put spearhead a Ge Meixi Argentina. See Messi suffered a lot of criticism, Valdano was behind idol.

Valdano said: “As far as I know, people need heroes, but it also needs a scapegoat, Macy’s role is to convert between the two roles when the team win, Messi is the hero, who would he. conduct worship on the altar, but when the team loses, he will be people on the altar as a victim of his shoulders, the pressure of the whole nation, then he will be very difficult to enjoy the game, you know the game, but with more than 40 million people staring at him (Argentina’s population). ”

In Valdano opinion, Macy body pressure is too great, which is obviously not conducive to the normal functioning of Macy’s. For this, Valdano example: “Even the Brazilian Ronaldo, he is a smart, interesting, fascinating players in the 1998 World Cup finals before, but somehow he’s in a coma, his encounters are now. Unable to explain scientifically, but I think he should be the nervous system too much pressure. ”

Finally, Valdano also with Diego Maradona Messi were compared, he said: “Messi and Diego had the same body size, Diego led the team won the World Cup in 1986, in fact, people are more memories of his performance in the game against England. At that time, Maradona some extent play the role of a national hero, the divine vengeance aura he represents football complicated, which makes him unrivaled access to public emotion, but Messi with Maradona obviously had a similar talent. “

Personality! Enrique won the opening class actually irony Barca still fear


Champions League finals ended, the Barcelona Olympic Stadium in Berlin 3-1 Juventus, crowned Triple Crown. After the match, Barcelona coach Enrique attended the post-match press conference.

Media now most concerned about is the future of Enrique, Barcelona Marshal replied to this:. “I’m not sure next season will not continue to coach Barcelona, ​​I wanted to enjoy the moment, tomorrow will be championship celebration I want This victory dedicated to those who trust in me, the first is Zubizarreta and his team, they finished a very good job. “This passage has been interpreted as Enrique senior team dissatisfaction.

Zubizarreta former Barcelona sports director, Enrique is the biggest supporter of the team. Earlier this year, Barcelona away defeat to Real Sociedad, Enrique and Macy conflict, the team once went to the brink of collapse. Team had chosen to Zubizarreta dismissed rumors that once Enrique will leave the team together, this decision barca let Enrique very dissatisfied. This is not the first time Enrique Zubizarreta in public support, disagreement between the executives will also become the biggest obstacle he continue as coach.

About the game, Enrique said: “This is a very exciting final, Juventus’s performance is the top, caused us a lot of trouble, but we also created a lot of chances, no doubt, we are. create Barcelona’s history. We started very perfect, the first time the opportunity to grasp, Buffon’s state or always good, Juventus second half performance gives us a lot of pressure. ”

“I never thought we could get the Triple Crown, but the players never lost the desire to win. Six-time winner? I just want to enjoy the night, and then tomorrow is the procession, others talk about it later. Our season has played 60 games, won 50 games, now is the time to celebrate the past decade, Barcelona is Europe’s most successful team. ”

Although Messi did not score, but Enrique still give him high marks: “Messi did not score, but he still decided the game, the team’s second goal is derived from him feet. Messi is our best player. ”

For the game to score Suarez and Neymar, Enrique also gives high marks: “When we consider the introduction of Suarez, we believe that his strength, but also doubts, because he has to face on an entirely different system, we do not know whether he can adapt to Barcelona. It now appears that this is one of our best signings, we spent a lot of money on him, he places the desire to return to championship team. ”

“Neymar did very well last season, this season’s performance is called amazing. He grew up very fast, whether technical or performance, he has become one of the good players in the world.”

Juventus v Barcelona: History beckons in Berlin


In Italian, the word is ‘triplo’. In Spanish and Catalan, it’s ‘triple’.

One word is dominating the build-up to Saturday’s mouth-watering UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona: Treble.

Juve and Barca have proven themselves the dominant forces in Italian and Spanish football this season, with both claiming domestic doubles. Now, it’s time for one of them to make history by adding the biggest trophy of them all to their hauls.

Only seven teams in history have won the treble, with Barca bidding to become the first club to achieve the feat twice – just six years after Pep Guardiola’s 2009 vintage swept the board.

Juve are not part of that elite group. They travel to Berlin bidding to become European champions for the third time overall and first since 1996.

But while many make Barca overwhelming favourites to claim their fourth Champions League title in 10 seasons, coach Luis Enrique – who is looking to emulate his great friend Guardiola by winning the treble in his first season in charge at Camp Nou – is not so sure.

“Winning the Champions League would signify a treble for us and it’s something that excites everyone. It’s happened just once in the club’s history, and this tells you how difficult it is to achieve,” he said.

“[But] I’m concerned about everything Juventus have to offer. They possess quality players. I hope [playmaker Andrea] Pirlo doesn’t have too much influence on the game, because we all know what he’s capable of doing.

“They have great defenders who know how to get things moving from the back. [Alvaro] Morata’s been a big asset for the team and has a real nose for goal, while [Carlos] Tevez guarantees absolute quality.”

Luis Enrique’s citing of Juve’s defence is telling.

If his front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are the irresistible force, then Massimiliano Allegri’s trio of goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and centre-backs Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci have been the immovable object.

However, Chiellini’s absence due to a calf problem sustained in training on Wednesday represents a huge blow for Allegri.

Buffon is Juve’s captain, but it is Chiellini who is their on-field general; a leader of men who will be sorely missed as they attempt to contain Barca’s stellar triumvirate. Either Angelo Ogbonna or Andrea Barzagli are Chiellini’s most likely deputies.

Without Chiellini, Juve will have to shackle Messi, Neymar and Suarez, who have scored a scarcely believable 120 goals between them this season.

They put Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich to the sword en route to Berlin, while Messi scored a goal that can only be described as breathtaking even by his otherworldly standards in Barca’s 3-1 Copa del Rey final victory over Athletic Bilbao last Saturday.

But if any defence is streetwise, tough and downright good enough to stop them, it is Buffon and co, who are aided and abetted by full-backs Stephan Lichtsteiner and Patrice Evra.

To say a team boasting the attacking talents of Tevez, Pirlo, Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal are relying on their defensive colleagues for glory this weekend would be doing them a disservice.

But it was they who thwarted Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in the semi-finals, as Juve eliminated Barca’s great rivals and holders Real Madrid.

And if Messi, Neymar and Suarez can be similarly frustrated, the ‘triplo’, rather than the ‘triple’, could very much be on the cards.