- Oct 9, 2019
- An adult TV Channel
Absolutely not. But they ain't talked about Goats. Iniesta and Xavi were loyal to Barca but you saw exactly how Spain 100% copied Barcelona tactics whilst Xavi & Iniesta won everything they could winning WC's and more with absolute ease. Messi looked different at Argentina.What club could Messi possible move to that a step up from Barcelona? Real Madrid and Barcelona are the dream clubs for latin players. Messi he already landed in Barcelona when he was 14. Since Messi hit his prime Barcelona has turned into a super power in terms of prestige, wealth and fanbase. There is no club he could move to that wouldn't be step down and very few clubs that can afford him.
Probably only City and PSG could afford them and then we would call him a mercanery.
Since when did we stop celebrating one club legends? Do you think Messi doesn't care about Barcelona despite being there since he was 14? Players like Figo, Luiz Ronaldo and Michael Laudrup could transfer to Real Madrid. Messi is a La Mazia product, he would never do something like that.
Maybe when Messi is 35 he'll move to Bayern, juventus and PSG and walk the league with them like they do every year and people will go on about how he's proven himself in another league.
By the way Lukaku is not Ronaldo's striker partner and lukkaku is outscoring Ronaldo too. I'm not trying to downplay Ronaldo, I think he's one of the greatest ever and if he didn't play in the same generation as Messi, he might have won 8 or 9 Ballon'dors and the same goes for Messi. Ronaldo is an all-time great, but he's reaching his twillight years as a footballer and I don't consider declining as a footballer at 35 as a failure. He's just not the best in the world anymore and winning the league with Juventus who's walked it 7 years in a row and getting outscored by 36 year old who plays for sampdoria doesn't prove to me, he's the greatest ever.
I guess players like Giggs and Scholes were cowards too because they didn't move to Seria A or La liga when they were in their prime years. Players like Gerrard and Totti too. Let's stop celebrating club legends and just call them cowards for not moving out of their "comfort" zone.
And again their is this assumption that Messi would be the top goalscorer at Serie A. Like how? I couldn't care less about Ronaldo - Qualigueria is a completely different type of player to Messi the same way the Smalling is a completely different type of defender to nearly every other defender in La Liga. Not a single team in Serie A play like Barcelona so why would Messi find it easy to score 20 goals when a team might not even be able to streak 5 passes together in such a physical, defensive and harsh league? Not only do teams not play like Barcelona, the opposition play on a completely different way to every other team in La liga as well. No way that Messi would be doing things at Serie A to La Liga standards, not without that tactics, team mates, style and general management across the league. Just watch a match. Just because Messi can nut meg a serie A defender in the CL after receiving the ball from Arthur or Xavi on a consistent basis doesn't mean that he can do the same thing playing in a different league in a different team in a different city. You really don't need proof of this from other peoples careers do you?
Anyway I totally get why Messi is regarded as GOAT- he is absolutely beautiful to watch but for me part of that and a significant part of that has always come from Barcelona. I personally value the ability to win and kind of push and test your self like Ronaldo has done - before YouTube and as a kid I had to read books about ancient old footballers who went to all these Leagues across the world and absolutely bossed it with ridiculous inflated numbers and kept moving. Ronaldo was the one I only ever got to saw do that with my eyes. Messi kind of was happy living with what he had, doing something I felt was always very easy for him in La liga and playing for the greatest team of the last 2 decades.