LIONEL MESSI followers have been left devastated after seeing their man look distant and subdued throughout Barcelona coaching.
The Argentine noticed his greatest buddy Luis Suarez forced out of the club in the summertime, within the aftermath of a disastrous 2019-20 marketing campaign.
Messi appeared distant within the coaching session
The Argentine’s head was bowed whereas receiving directions from Koeman
When Messi, 33, himself tried to observe, nevertheless, Barca refused – making it clear that he must take authorized motion if he was to go away his boyhood membership.
So he stays at Barcelona, however issues simply do not look the identical.
In a video that has circulated on-line, Messi might be seen strolling away from his team-mates as they entered the coaching subject.
And as Ronald Koeman dished out some directions, his No10 had his head bowed, trying as if he maybe did not need to be there.
Because the session obtained underway, his team-mates together with Jordi Alba and Philippe Coutinho seemed to be in good spirits.
However Messi regarded as if it was a wrestle to conjure the vitality.
The subdued star did not go unnoticed, as unhappy followers flocked on-line to specific their grief on the scenario.
One wrote: “Numerous followers don’t care about how he feels, he’s drained out, he’s not proper mentally after all of the switch drama, I simply need one of the best for him he appears to be like lonely”.
Messi misplaced his mate Suarez to Atletico Madrid in the summertimeCredit score: EPA
And one other mused: “Lots of people assume Messi is only a robotic with no emotions, on the finish of the day, he’s a human with actual feelings, and no matter the truth that he is not been performing to his requirements, it looks like he feels lonely on the membership rn, and disinterested as nicely.”
To which a 3rd replied: “He’s exhausted mentally, went by means of so many issues that I don’t understand how can he nonetheless sustain. It 100% has a significant impact on his type.”
Messi does at the least nonetheless have his pal Suarez to talk to on the telephone.
Following Atletico’s 1-0 victory over Barca on Saturday night time, the Uruguayan advised Marca: “We discuss life, the virus, all the things, however little or no about soccer, concerning the targets we miss or about tactical programs.”
The loss noticed Barcelona fall to thirteenth within the desk, having received simply three of their opening eight video games beneath Koeman.
Messi and Co fell to a 1-0 defeat to Atletico on the weekendCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty