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Zinedine Zidane Pleads to Lionel Messi not to leave Barcelona

footballcritic: Zinedine Zidane has insisted he wants Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona, as he wants the best players in the world to be in Spain.

Following a series of disappointing results for the Blaugrana, and reported dressing room unrest between the squad and head coach Quique Setien, rumours have started circling that Messi may finally be ready to move on.

During the draw against Celta, Messi was apparently seen ignoring the instructions of assistant coach Eder Sarabia.

Barcelona would then draw again against Atletico, allowing Real Madrid the opportunity to move four points clear at the top of La Liga, which they took on Thursday after defeating Getafe 1-0.

It is this run of form and the prospect of surrendering the title to Madrid which has left Messi disillusioned, according to Cadena SER.

For Madrid head coach, Zidane, though, he hopes that Messi remains with Barca.

Zidane said: “I don’t know what will happen but we hope not because he is in this league and we want the best in this league,.

Messi has once again been Barcelona’s star performer this season, scoring 22 goals and assisting a further 17 in the league to earn a 99 FC Rating.

Source: Published by footballcritic

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Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
1 month ago

Once he leave Barca,his career may finish.

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
1 month ago

Really

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

Zidane is a world class coach he knows what a player like Messi can do

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

Nice update

Gideon
Gideon
1 month ago

Nice one

Adeyemi Sunday
Adeyemi Sunday
1 month ago

Messi world best player!

Hassan Abdullahi Adoyi
Hassan Abdullahi Adoyi
1 month ago

He is a great player

Adeyemi Sunday
Adeyemi Sunday
1 month ago

Messi leaving Barcelona would be a great loss for laliga

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

If he is nolonger comfortable at barca he should leave

Aladetoyinbo Tunde James
Aladetoyinbo Tunde James
1 month ago

Messi should leave Barcelona now and go European league

Chima Michael
Chima Michael
1 month ago

Nice one.

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

that’s good

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Yes oo I follow Abel Messi not to leave Barcelona

udeme umoh
udeme umoh
1 month ago

Good advice

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
1 month ago

His leaving may have effect on Barcelona

Eneh Johnson
Eneh Johnson
1 month ago

This is interesting

Ezema Oliver uchenna
Ezema Oliver uchenna
1 month ago

He should try somewhere

Joy Chidimma
Joy Chidimma
1 month ago

His leaving may have effect on Barcelona.

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
1 month ago

this is touching coming from zizou

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

Surprise

Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
1 month ago

nice update

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Nice one

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
1 month ago

If he leaves barca
Laliga won’t be interesting again

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
1 month ago

That is a good idea not to Leave barca

Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
1 month ago

Messi should not leave Barcelona ooo

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
1 month ago

I wish Messi stays

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
1 month ago

He decides where he goes

Osita
Osita
1 month ago

Lionel Messi has to make a change away from Barcelona

Udochukwu mmesoma precious
Udochukwu mmesoma precious
1 month ago

Nice update

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

That’s Messi’s decision to make. No one should talk him out of it

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
1 month ago

The decision is his

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
1 month ago

It’s a good advice from zidane to Messi

Abdullah gbolahan
Abdullah gbolahan
1 month ago

Good idea

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
1 month ago

I really wish he could stay

Godwin Buduzhi
Godwin Buduzhi
1 month ago

sportsmanship

Oladosu Olumide
Oladosu Olumide
1 month ago

Good

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

His leaving will affect barca

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
1 month ago

Zidane is right

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

That’s really great from Zidane.

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
1 month ago

Zidane loves Messi

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
1 month ago

His leaving will be a great loss

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
1 month ago

Nice one

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
1 month ago

Wow

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
1 month ago

Ok

Kelvin Ijeh
Kelvin Ijeh
1 month ago

If messi should leave, Barcelona is in trouble…

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
1 month ago

This would be a hard one for Barcelona

Temitope Samson Fayomi
Temitope Samson Fayomi
1 month ago

Might have his own reasons.

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Nice update

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
1 month ago

Good

Joshua Samson
Joshua Samson
1 month ago

he should remain in Barcelona cause Barcelona has really helped his career