Just days before the match against Bayern Munich, the Catalans are still mourning the departure of Lionel Messi through the voice of their captain, Sergio Busquets.
Earlier in this summer transfer window, the six-time Ballon d’Or had left Camp Nou in tears before joining his new club, Paris Saint-Germain. The departure of the Argentine had had the effect of a real bomb in the world of football.
Obviously, when Sergio Busquets learned of the departure of the Pulga, the Blaugrana captain was shocked: “I was left in a state of shock.” At the moment, the 33-year-old midfielder is still not recovering from the departure of his lifelong teammate:
“For all that Leo represents for Barça, for what he also represented for me and for our families on a personal level … It was difficult emotions to manage, recognizes the Catalan metronome on the eve of challenging the Bayern Munich for the first match in the group stage of the Champions League. These are decisions that do not depend on us. It’s hard, but we must try to change our mentality. “
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Although FC Barcelona is totally devastated by this departure, Blaugrana captain Sergio Busquets wanted to be reassuring to the Catalan fans regarding the match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday:
“Leo is gone, but today the most important thing is the team. We saw that with Chelsea last year. Leo brought us a lot on a collective level, but we are in front of a new page. knows that it won’t be easy, we know how difficult this challenge is, but we remain just as ambitious. “
For its part, FC Barcelona will quickly have to focus on the reception of Bayern on Tuesday, for its first Champions League match this season.