In his role as the captain, leader and authoritative voice, Lionel Messi looked to settle all disagreements on Tuesday night by officially ordering a state of peace at Barcelona.
His mediatory message, covered by some sincere self-criticism, came as a necessary relief in order to start the season in the best way possible. The request for unity at Barcelona came from the biggest star at the club and what Messi says tends to go. His comments are a full proof vaccine to get rid of the unease and defeatism that had been installed into the Camp Nou.
Messi has marked this date as the start of a new dream and spoke of the sole objective of fighting for all titles. It is great news for Barcelona and also for LaLiga, knowing that they will have a Messi playing with the right attitude. This announcement of absolute commitment to the shirt and the badge is something that was obvious about the Argentine, but many doubters had begun to circle. Those doubts have since been erased.
Messi‘s messages also demonstrate a broad sense of responsibility and maturity. The No.10 has carried out a brave exercise of self-criticism, pointing out his possible mistakes, explaining that it was his way to vent against situations that hurt him and that he did everything for the good of the club.
With the storm over, the sun will again shine in Barcelona in the shape of a ball. The current top scorer has scored a commendable metaphoric goal, which has been celebrated with the same enthusiasm by all involved with Barcelona as if it were on the pitch.