Pau Vilanova said that “Leo’s opinion must be taken into consideration” and that he makes them “very happy” that “he has joined this exciting project”.
Just a week after Lionel Messi told his truth about the reasons that pushed him to want to leave Barcelona, in an interview in which he also criticized the management of President Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Blaugrana board asked him for “respect and alliance” with the intention that “the club works”.
It was in the words of the vice president Pau Vilanova, who, within the framework of the wreath to Rafael Casanova -on the occasion of the Diada de Catalunya-, stood before the media and gave his opinion in relation to the statements made by the best player in the world last week.
“We are very happy that Messi is with us and has joined this exciting project. We must take his words into consideration and for this a remedy is put in place and for this reason we are facing a new, renovating and exciting project,” said the culé manager .
“All of our professions have had doubts about our situation at some point and later, in reflection, we have decided to leave or continue and in this case it will continue and will make it hopeful,” he added, referring to the continuity of Leo, who, at least in the Goal interview, hinted otherwise.
In that talk, Messi was forceful with respect to what he thinks of the management headed by President Bartomeu. “There is no project and there is nothing, they are juggling,” he said on 10.
However, Vilanova is optimistic about the relationship between the parties: “We hope and wish that there is respect and alliance for the club to function. Obviously there are people from the club who are talking to Messi. “