In the early morning of the 18th, Barcelona lost to Atlético Bilbao 2-3 in the Spanish Super Cup final and missed the championship.
Messi even “killed” himself at the last minute of extra time in this game – slapping his opponent’s head and dyed red in the end – this was the first red card in Messibasa’s career.
After the game, As reported that he might be suspended for at least four additional games.
Behind Messi’s red card is the embodiment of his mentality imbalance.
Eight violations in 120 minutes, coupled with the “difficult delivery” of Barcelona’s presidential election and the confusion of future, make Messi flammable and explosive.
Before this game, Barcelona waited for a championship trophy – the century-old giant, the last taste of the championship was 631 days ago, the 2018-2019 La Liga champion.
However, Athletic Bilbao is a famous iron army and hard bone.
It can be imagined how difficult Barcelona will be.
Especially at the last moment, Messi, who has always been focusing on the field, also exploded.
Towards the end of the game, there was a dramatic scene.
Villalivre, the opposing defender, repeatedly rushed into Messi to block his offensive line. Messi couldn’t stand it anymore, waved his right hand and hit the opponent’s defender.
After watching VAR (video assistant referee), the referee thought that Messi was deliberately revenge, decisively showed a red card, and sent him directly off.
Counting this game, Messi has made 502 appearances for Barcelona’s first team since October 2004.
He has received a total of 78 yellow cards in the previous games, this time he has received the first red card.
After receiving the red card, Messi left the field without saying a word.
Previously, Messi had only won two red cards during his time with the national team, Argentina against Hungary in 2005 and Argentina against Chile in 2019.
Why is Messi angry? To put it bluntly, this is the result of his anxiety during the game: according to OPTA data, Messi was violated eight times in 120 minutes.
After the game, Barcelona coach Koeman said in an interview that he did not want to judge the referee about Messi’s red dyeing: “I understand what Messi has done.
I can’t count how many times they fouled him.”
The deep-seated reason for Messi’s anxiety is related to the “difficult delivery” in the Barcelona club president’s election.
After a series of meetings last Friday, the election date for the president of Barcelona Club is likely to be postponed to March 7.
On the morning of the same day, Barcelona representatives held a meeting with the relevant Catalan authorities and reached an agreement to postpone the presidential election.
Both sides believe that given the current epidemic in the region, it is impossible for the presidential election to be held as planned on January 24.
Does the postponement of the election have any impact on Messi’s stay? La Porta, the current most popular candidate, said: “I know he wants to stay.
As long as the club provides an offer that suits him, he will do everything possible to stay.”
But Messi must have a problem with the postponement of the election, because no one wants the team’s results to rebound more than him, but due to the delay in the release of the new chairman, all the signing work cannot be carried out normally.
The World Sports Daily previously pointed out that Barcelona has negotiated Eric Garcia’s winter transfer with Manchester City, and Barcelona only needs to postpone the payment of 5 million euros for him this summer.
However, the club finally abandoned the introduction of Eric Garcia. Among the three presidential candidates, Laporta and Victor Fonte clearly opposed spending money to buy him in the winter.
Messi is about to turn 34 years old, and his contract with Barcelona will expire in only half a year.
Although he said that he would not consider the future until the end of the season, this means that he is no longer likely to stay in Barcelona.
And a recent survey by the World Sports Daily hurts Messi’s heart – nearly half of the 220 club members believe that Barcelona should not force Messi to stay, which may also represent the current attitude of Barcelona fans towards Messi: if he wants to leave, we don’t need to stay.
6.8% of Barca members have begun to accept the fact that Messi is leaving.
Moreover, 52.2% of the members in the survey believe that the club should keep Messi, but only 14.5% think that “remembers should keep Messi at any cost”, and 37.7% of fans believe that Messi can only stay if they accept a salary cut.
In this way, the number of fans who are desperate for Messi to stay with the team may be less than 20%.
Under the influence of various factors, it is no wonder Messi hit his opponent dyed red when he lost the Spanish Super Cup championship again.
However, after all, the Spanish Super Cup is only the prelude to the new season.
There are still many games to play between Messi and Barcelona. If Messi can adjust his mentality, there are still many championships to win.