Lionel Messi was at his deadly greatest on Sunday night time when the Barcelona striker scored a mesmerising free-kick objective in 2-1 victory over Athletic Membership on the Camp Nou.
The victory propelled Barca to second within the factors desk, and crucially forward of their arch-rivals Actual Madrid on objective distinction.
Nonetheless, the centre of attraction remained the Catalan every day El Mundo report that exposed Messi’s contract is value €555m at a time when the membership is on the verge of chapter.
The Spanish giants already launched a press assertion earlier on Sunday; making away from their and Messi’s intent to tug the newspaper to the court docket.
Membership’s coach Ronald Koeman made his feeling obvious on the difficulty in sturdy phrases saying whoever leaked the contract solely desires no good of Barcelona.
“I do not perceive how anybody may hyperlink Messi to Barca’s destroy. He has spent years proving his high quality and doing nice issues for this membership, serving to it win many vital trophies,” Koeman informed a information convention.
“Whoever printed this had dangerous intentions and wished to trigger Barca injury. However we now have to be united and targeted, we now have to neglect about no matter has been printed. With out Leo we could not aspire to win very a lot.
“We’ve got recognized for a really very long time that he’s the perfect participant on the planet, he has carried out a lot for this membership and is decisive. We’ve got to respect every thing Messi has carried out.”
“If this was somebody from the membership they can’t have a future right here,” he added.