Lionel Messi is currently starting to get fed up with his team’s recent poor performance. As the sole team captain of Barcelona, Messi has been fully committed to winning. On the other hand, the errors of his teammates have started to interfere with his success. Many are used to viewing the contest is dominated by Messi. Evidently, he has carried Barca together with him although the Argentine has been the superstar he is today. This is also the main reason why the poor showing of this club frustrates the legend.
In accordance with AS, several post-match pictures of Messi show the soccer superstar appearing bewildered after a few of Barcelona’s defeats. The captain was caught shaking his head at Anfield, with his eyes fixed on the enthusiasts. And last week at Jeddah, Messi was blown away after comeback. In average Messi mentality, he has always stepped up as the team’s leader in games. However, it’s becoming a bit as the same winning attitude can not be observed out of his teammates, dragging on his part. Including the lapses against Atleti on Thursday from Busquets, Piqué, Umtiti and De Jong and Dembélé’s poor finishing against Liverpool. Messi respects El Txingurri, though he found it difficult to hide his frustration to Atlético after a week’s defeat. When Messi took over, he also took on the responsibility of motivating the rest of the team. No one can argue about the way in which the captain does his job but just like any other leaders, Messi can only do this much. The one person who has been persistent in playing a supportive role to Messi is Valverde, however it’s widely known that his days at the club have been numbered. Prior to this, Leo had hinted at feeling fed up with being the pioneer of the club. In reality, he admitted in a month’s Ballon d’Or gala there were too many nights when he has felt isolated and less help from his teammates that are afraid to lose.
Looking back in the intense game against Atlético, Messi appeared unable to restrain his frustration out and lashes on Portuguese feeling Joao Felix, the youngster that has been regarded as the future Cristiano Ronaldo. Felix had initially clashed with Barca defender Jordi Alba minutes and has been seen slapping away a finger pointed into his face. Messi felt that the scenery is something to not be tolerated and waited for the 20-year-old as the players started to walk off the pitch. The Barcelona captain stood in the way of Felix as the group continued to debate that was intense before players on the field were able to separate them.