BARCELONA – Lionel Messi announced to new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman that he no longer feels at home at the Estadio Camp Nou. The 33-year-old footballer would like to continue his career in another team after Barcelona were knocked down 2-8 by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the 2019-2020 Champions League, Saturday, August 15, 2020, WIB.
On several occasions Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has stressed that Messi will stay together Blaugrana. In Bartomeu’s confession, Messi has started a new project led by Koeman.
This was emphasized by the new sports director of Barcelona, Ramon Plenas. Plenas said Barcelona’s new project is to rely on young players by putting Messi at the center of the game.
However, according to Marcas report, Inter Milan are most likely to get Messi. This is because Inter is owned by Suning Group, one of the largest retail companies in China. In addition, the main sponsor of Inter, Pirelli, intends to land Messi on the Giuseppe Meazza.
What formation will Koeman implement in Barcelona if Messi joins Inter? The 57-year-old coach is expected to still rely on the 4-2-3-1 pattern, the formation Koeman has used with the Dutch national team.
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If the composition is based on the current squad and Phillipe Coutinho, the goalkeeping position will be occupied by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Then Nelson Semedo, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba have four of the same defenders.