The former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique who now manages the Spanish National team recently talked about his former club and expressed his thoughts that "Barcelona will continue to win" without Lionel Messi. He also made a bold prediction that the 6-time Balon d'Or Champion will leave the club in the near future.
Messi earlier announced that he would leave the club after the club's poor performance in the previous campaign. He even claimed that he is no longer a member of the club but later had to back off after the board made an announcement that he would not be allowed to leave unless any club meets his buyout clause. The Argentine recently announced that he would remain in Camp Nou as there was no possibility of his clause being met by any club.
Messi even blamed the president Josep Maria Bartomeu for going back on his word.
"I don't know whether to pronounce on Messi... but I'm going to do it. I think the clubs are above all people, players, and presidents. Barcelona, founded in 1899, is one of the best in the world. They have always won titles. "It is evident that there has been a wonderful relationship."
"Leo has made Barca grow exponentially but I would have liked it if a much more friendly agreement had been reached. "Sooner or later, Messi will stop playing at Barca. Barcelona will continue to win titles without Messi and Messi will continue to be a wonderful footballer."
Enrique said at a news conference to preview Spain's UEFA Nations League contest with Ukraine.
“I'm not a fetishist at all," Luis Enrique added. "I will say that I have trained a lot of players, better or worse, but that I have tried to make them better.
"If I had to say one, I would say that I trained Nolito. I had a wonderful time. He left Second Division with me and he's a very funny guy."