Messi: “Ghost Matches” will be weird, but I’m excited to play
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has announced that he cannot wait and that he prefers to play in “ghost matches”, although it “will be strange”, as he put it. Messi renewed his thirst to return to the stadiums, even in the absence of the fans.
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, Barcelona striker, has admitted that going to matches in the absence of the fans will be strange, but at the same time cannot wait to return to participating in the matches. “I am sure this will be strange at first,” Messi, 32, said in an interview with his sponsor, the Adidas website, published on the website of the Barcelona Club on Wednesday (27 May 2020). “But I am very eager to return to play.”
And stopped the activities of the Spanish league since last March 12 due to the crisis of outbreaks of infection, “Corona” emerging.
The world star added: “But everyone should prepare to play in the absence of the fans because that would be very strange.” Messi indicated that it is now important to “look to the future”.
The Spanish government agreed to resume the activities of the domestic league starting from the eighth of next June, and this also applies to the second division. According to previous plans for the first division, the tournament will resume its activities on June 12. However, no specific fixtures have been set yet.
Barcelona tops the La Liga table with 58 points from 27 games so far and 11 games remain, while Real Madrid occupies a second place by two points, Sevilla comes third with 47 points and its opportunity appears weak in competition with Barcelona and Real for the championship title.
Messi was very sad to postpone the South American Nations Cup (Copa America) from this year to 2021. Messi said: “The tournament was a good opportunity for me and I was really looking forward to participating in it again.”