LIONEL MESSI’S CROCODILE TEARS
David Smadja - C19 Tamar Sport News
On August 8th, during his press conference, presenting his farewell to all the Catalan people, Lionel started to cry but was he sincere? Lionel Messi is going on his 35th year… The career is behind him, he knows it. His physical condition is not the same as Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi has already won everything (except the world cup), he is the best paid player in the world, his fortune is colossal, all the brands are bending over backwards for him to wear this or that brand, he has them all at his feet. By signing in Paris, in PSG, he signed for money, not to win titles.
To win titles, he could have signed in less rich clubs but with a record of achievements and a European experience which could have helped him to win other prestigious titles. PSG has not won anything for 11 years and by signing with PSG, with the current team, what will he bring in addition, on paper it will be the most offensive team in the world, in reality, everything remains to be proven.
Recently with the French team, on paper, during the last European Cup of Nations, it was the best attack of the world, that did not prevent France from losing pitifully against a valiant and combative Swiss team .
In fact, Lionel Messi signed in Paris for more money. A very good player, at the end of his career, who signs in another club for money, for a destination of rich clubs, it’s understandable, he thinks about his retirement but he, Lionel Messi, has money for several generations behind him, this Parisian money is too much and this money smells of greed.
He could have left for another destination, a destination for the pleasure of the spectators, for the lovers of football, those who pay fortunes to see him play, those who support him and love him without moderation.
He could have left for another destination, a destination for the pleasure of the spectators, for the lovers of the round ball, those who pay fortunes to see him play, those who support him and love him without moderation.
Give soccer what soccer has already given him so much, go back to the base, he could have gone to play in Africa, in a big club.
He could have gone to play in Africa, in a big club, in Africa and the signal would have been very strong, for this continent that gives so much to soccer. In Africa, Lionel is adored, he is adulated by the African people, it would have been a symbolic gesture of sharing and love where the heart would have taken precedence over the pocket and the bank account, what he would have lost in money, he would have gained it in prestige, he would have become a symbol of sharing instead of being the image.
He would have become the Che Guevara of sports, with a ball at his feet instead of a cigar on his lips, he preferred more money. There are many doctors who leave the comfort of their golden life to go to other people for free, risking their lives in very complicated countries.
Their lives in very complicated countries, why not stars of the round ball.
It is his choice and we must respect it but he could have avoided wiping his tears with 500 € bills.