Lionel Messi gives the disappointing European season with FC Barcelona is nothing that he is for the sixth time top scorer of Europe. The star is almost sure of his sixth Golden Shoe.
“I am totally not doing that, because we still do not have the setback in Liverpool,” said Messi Friday night.
“That shutdown was a huge blow, so I’m not concerned with individual prices. I want at this moment only the Copa del Rey-final of Saturday’s win and the season with a prize finish.”
Messi scored this season, 36 times in La Liga and saw his last competitor, Kylian Mbappé from Paris Saint-Germain, Friday, on 33 hits to finish. Previously won the five Golden Ball winner Golden Shoe in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, and 2018.
At the beginning of this month failed to achieve Barcelona in a very painful way in the semi-finals of the Champions League. The Catalans had the thuisduel with Liverpool with a 3-0 win, but went to Anfield with a 4-0 decline.
A disillusioned Lionel Messi to leave the field at Anfield after the disastrous 4-0 defeat against Liverpool. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Hope that Valverde remains’
The European debacle of Barcelona led to a lot of criticism on coach Ernesto Valverde, but the 31-year-old Messi may not find.
“I hope he just continues. Last season we won under his leadership, the double and this season we can do that one again. It was a spectacular and amazing season, with the exception of the race in Liverpool,” said the Argentine.
“That is the only smetje and still has an impact on the team. It was difficult for us to pick up and that was also in the match after, but we have to.”
Messi and Barcelona to secure it well before the end of the competition all of the 26th national championship in the clubhistorie. Saturday (kick-off 21: 00) is Valencia’s opponent in the final of the Spanish cup.
Messi can sixth Golden boot as European top scorer is not assured