It all started after a defeat by Liverpool or at least got twisted up there. Anfield opened a wound that nobody knew how to close.
After that humiliating defeat, the dressing room defended the coach, against a angry president. “This was my error,” he says.
Messi spoke then about the blame being “for the players exclusively”
Messi wanted Neymar back to make the squad competitive again.
But Valverde liked Griezmann a player the club were in in advanced negotiations with, despite the dressing room being against it.
“They didn’t do everything they could have,” The incident reduced Messi’s faith in the board.
The Argentine always said all he needed to finish his career at Barcelona was a competitive side, but in the end saw a weak one.
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