Gerard Pique criticized Barcelona for their habits after Lionel Messi stated he desired to depart closing summer.
The Spanish defender cautioned Messi has earned the proper to have the last say on his future and that Barcelona have to pay tribute to their all-time leading scorer by way of naming the redeveloped Camp Nou after him.
“I ask myself: How can it be that the best-ever player to have played the game, who we have been lucky enough to enjoy, wakes up one day and sends a Burofax (recorded delivery mail) because he feels like he’s not being listened to?” Pique said in an interview with La Vanguardia newspaper, as translated by Reuters.
“It’s all too confrontational. What’s going on? Messi deserves everything; the new stadium should be named after him first and then the sponsor. We should preserve our figureheads, not underappreciate them. It really gets to me.”
Messi subsequently determined to honor the closing 12 months of his contract in order to keep away from a prison warfare with Barcelona after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu refused to let him leave.
Meanwhile, Pique additionally printed he confronted Bartomeu about reviews suggesting the club paid a social media organisation to criticize players earlier than Barcelona requested that squad participants take a earnings reduce for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I, as a Barca player, see that my club have spent money, money they’re now asking us for (in salary reductions), to criticise us – and I’m not talking about criticising people outside the club, but current players – it’s atrocious,” he said.