Saturday, August 14, 2021

Lionel Messi

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hat was in the offing for long periods, as a matter of fact for relatively long periods, has finally come to fruition. The deal has been done : signed, sealed and delivered. Lionel Messi's transfer to Paris Saint Germane (PSG) Football club of France, is reality!

After twenty-one years of sojourn in Catalonia, with FC Barcelona, the world's best soccer player, has moved on with his career. This time around to Paris, France. PSG apparently out-bode the other potential 'suitors', who also wanted Lionel Messi. Yours sincerely knew that Manchester City FC, as a consequence of pressure from Coach Pep Guardiola, wanted him at all costs. Coach Guardiola, apparently, wanted a rekindling of their hitherto successful partnership at FC Barcelona, at his new base in Manchester City FC. But Lionel Messi, apparently, buoyed by the presence of certain super star soccer notables, and the ever 'lucredescent' lucre ( attractive dollars), decided on a move to Paris, France.

What is the import of Lionel Messi's move to PSG?

Firstly, it means he has finally closed the door on FC Barcelona, the club of his youth and of the most important part of his adult career as a player. The Catalonia team collected Messi together with his parents at the age of 13 years, from a moderate Buenos Aires neighbourhood, on discovering his extra-ordinary soccer talent , to a new and better life in Barcelona; and also to a better soccer career, where he had access to the best training facilities on earth. He never disappointed them, as he helped FC Barcelona win all the soccer competitions they participated in ! He clearly played a leading a role in almost all of these victories! He was part of the all-conquering FC Barcelona team under Coach Guardiola, that won all competitions they participated in in the 2008/2009 soccer season! To set an absolute soccer record!!!!!!

At FC Barcelona, he also profiled himself to be the best player on planet earth, by winning the award of the World's best soccer player six times : an absolute record !!!!!!!!

Needless saying he met the huge expectations at FC Barcelona!

Secondly, the move to PSG, though at the twilight of his soccer career, means he has started a new adventure, with new challenges. The expectations are certainly high, but considering his enormous talent , notwithstanding his age, are certainly attainable!

The biggest of the expectations, is winning the elusive "Champions league " trophy for PSG. The owners of PSG, have invested so much money in the team that nothing less would be pleasing to them. Me thinks Messi and co are equal to the task.

The onus is thus on Coach Pochetino , to weave a solid block(team), from his team of highly talented players('Sterren ensemble') ! According to Coach Jose Mourinho, only a "team" wins in soccer!

In conclusion, I firmly believe Lionel Messi would succeed in Paris. He is not only highly talented, but very disciplined. Unlike some soccer superstars, he is not given to a frivolous life style. Notwithstanding his enormous wealth, he is a humble and a very disciplined man, with a very good relationship with his immediate and extended family. And also with friends, even those he knew before he became a super-star. Yours sincerely has not read any story in the press linking him to any kind of scandal.

Yours sincerely wishes him the best, in this new chapter of his beautiful soccer career.

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