The spokesman for the Barcelona board of directors, Josep Vives, appeared before the press and spoke on various issues.
One of them was the omission of Lionel Messi from football’s biggest stage for individual awards- The Best awards organized by FIFA.
Messi was left out of the final three shortlist with the likes of Luka Moric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.
Reacting to the shocking decision, Vives maintained that Messi remained the best and didn’t need The Best award.
“We have to be clear thar he is the best player in the world and in history,” said Vives.
“He shows this in every game and so we are not interested in this subject (of not winning an award). We know who Leo is and he doesn’t need an award to show this.”
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The Barcelona chief also went further to confirm that they were in support of the decision by the LFP to play some games in the United States.
“We are clear that the club is in favour of a strategic game for marketing reasons in the United States,” he added.
“This is about television right, sponsors etc, the club has spoken to LaLiga, with the players to know what they think but there is nothing yet sealed.
“The club is interested but we are aware of the uncertainty of the player and the members. It is necessary to have a lot of things in mind. We don’t want there to be a conflict.”
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