Lionel Messi will decide if he plays the Super Cup final or not against Athletic Bilbao next Sunday. Even coach Ronald Koeman doesn’t know Messi will play the final or not.
Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong, and Antoine Griezmann played in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup last Wednesday, but there was no Messi in that match. Lionel Messi was seen sitting in the gallery after the mask field.
Lionel Messi’s role in the match against Real Sociedad in the semi-final of the Supercoper was met with joy. It was said that Messi did not play the match due to injury.
Ronald Koeman admitted before the match that he did not have the authority to decide whether Messi would play in the final. Messi will take that decision himself.
Understanding his physical condition, Messi himself will tell the coach whether he is fit enough to play the match, he will decide whether he will play in the final or not. He knows well about his own body. We’ll have to wait and see if the minor injury problems he has been fully resolved before the match. ‘
However, Koeman hopes to get the captain on the field in the final, ‘We hope he will play. If you have the best players on the field for you, then the chances of winning naturally increase.
If Messi is in the team, naturally the team becomes stronger. Thanks to his creativity and efficiency, something we often don’t show in our games. ‘
Koeman knows that if Messi doesn’t play in the end, he will have to plan to lose to Bilbao without Messi. “If Messi doesn’t play, another player will play in his place and without Messi, our plan will be the same, the goal will be the same.
He must be 100 percent fit. It’s not the last match of the season, so it’s up to him to decide if he’s fit enough to play.
This time Messi has been spending a lot of time in ups and downs since the beginning of the season. From the start of the season, there was talk of his form in front of the opponent’s goal.
Most of the goals he scored were from penalties. With this, there was a discussion about sending Burofax and his next drama before leaving the Barsa in August before the season. The question was, is Messi’s mind at Barsa unable to leave Barsa due to the complexities of the contract?
However, Messi has been playing very well since the beginning of the new year, scoring 4 goals in 3 matches. Barca is also playing great. Of course, what a surprise! Messi’s form is not proportional to Barsa’s good game! Messi also looked happy on the field.
But the injury was not tolerated. Messi has been playing with one-and-a-half injuries since last season, a major factor in the rise and fall of his form since the start of the season.
Messi did not play in the match against the league on December 30 due to injury. After that, he played three matches and never played against Sociedad.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman picked up Messi in the 85th minute of Barcelona’s last match in the league against Granada. Sociedad then increased the level of injury in practice before the match.
Koeman did not put Messi on the bench against the Sociedad. Barsa won that match with the dazzling skill of Ter Stegen and with the penalty-fate, they have reached the Super Copa final.