Messi: “Playing football again is a gift”

The Argentine striker is eager to find the green rectangle and give the supporters good luck again.

Lionel Messi looks forward to resuming the competition with Barça this weekend after admitting that the long break has made him “think”.

La Liga was halted in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Barça was two points ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the league table. On Thursday night, the League started again with the Sevilla derby and the Catalans would perform on Sunday with a trip to Mallorca.

Messi described football as “a gift” and look forward to playing again after three months of uncertainty. “Being away from the field made me think”, he said in a video compiled to his sponsor Adidas. “I feel like every other player. I just want to play. And being able to play our game is a gift. Getting the support of many people is all the more reason. Being able to inspire others and be inspired. And can – be the biggest the gift of all: create joy for others. So now that the game is back, I’m ready for her gift again. “

Messi is La Liga’s top scorer this season, with 19 goals in 22 games, five more than his closest chaser, Karim Benzema. The 32-year-old also has most assists, after delivering 12. He is four units ahead of Real Sociedad forward Portu.

The Argentine star is currently aiming for his 11th champion title with Barça and his 25th club trophy.