Santander League: Braithwaite and his hug with Messi: “I may never wash this shirt” | LaLiga Santander 2019



The staff of the Bara insists on isolating itself from the institutional crisis that threatens the continuity of Bartomeu.

Messi and Braithwaite, embraced.

Than Josep Maria Bartomeu is increasingly alone in front of Bara It is evidence. The Barca president received an important paolada, shouts and shouts demanding his resignation just before the team was imposed by 5-0 at Eibar. All the protests towards the top Barcelona leader became applause as soon as Quique Setin's team threw the ball to roll. And the template, after the meeting, marked distances.

“In the end, as always, there is freedom for everyone to say what they want. The important thing is that we have felt the support of the fans and they have enjoyed this team, “he said. Ivan Rakitic in statements to Movistar LaLiga as soon as the meeting ends. “We do not have more pressure at all. This is a team made up of some players who are interested in playing football. People are aware of what is happening, but it is like that. What counts is to work, do Things good. We cannot control all the medical noise that happens around. The important thing is to focus on what you have to focus on, “Quique Setin added in the press room.

The idea, of course, is that no extra-sporting issue can disturb a team that returns to the Champions League on Tuesday and is measured at Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabu next week. Even some of Setin's decisions had those two factors in mind, such as the risk of Lenglet and Umtiti at the same time in the field, after changing to Piqu, since both will have lost the classic of having seen card. “We have prioritized giving rest to Piqu, just like Busquets already Griezmann, for everything that comes now. I warned Sam and Clment not to risk, sometimes that can't be controlled, but everything went well, “said the technician.

To measure yourself in Madrid, of course, it is also great news that Leo Messi has finally overcome a scoring drought that lasted four days. And with a goal poker. “I am always calm. I was seeing the team well, although there are always things that you have to improve. Winning by five goals strengthens your confidence, is true, and that a player as important as Leo goal four. It is a positive reinforcement for what awaits us, “Setin reiterated.” Even when he wanted to give an assistance, he ended up marking. It is important that it is fine. If so, much better for us, “Rakitic said.

Both also had words of praise for a Braithwaite who had his first minutes as Barca. “We already knew him, it was very difficult to play against him. He has strength, he is doing well in depth and that we need. I am very happy for him, he is a good boy and we welcome him,” said the Croatian. “He has done much more than I expected. I say it with absolute sincerity, I think we have made an extraordinary signing. It will adapt to what we expect and comes with a lot of hope. See space, support well and understand football. It will help us a lot, “said the coach.

The dans, meanwhile, also got very good feelings the day of his debut with Bara. Very especially, the hug that Messi gave him after he attended in the fourth goal of the Argentine. “Honestly, I may never wash that shirt. I'm very happy and excited to be here, “said Braithwite, visibly happy, in the mixed zone as soon as he finished his first game as Barca.

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