Amr Obaid (Cairo)
The Barcelona administration failed to retain Messi, who moved to Paris Saint-Germain, and may pay the price of the Corona crisis and previous administrative mistakes, but it is not the worst “Barca” stories, because the history of previous administrations tells a lot about the “enmity of legends”, and the abandonment of Messi due to the financial crisis and pressures. The “La Liga” administration does not excuse Barcelona from the grave mistakes made by Bartomeu, after failing to keep Neymar, neglecting Suarez, and ill-considered contracts, to accumulate mistakes, and Laporta is paying the price for them now!
The historic president of Barcelona, Josep Luis Nunez, was famous for being the “enemy of the stars”, as his long period witnessed the overthrow of 4 international stars of the first category, and he witnessed the departure of the fifth, so that the “curse of legends” continued to chase the “Catalan” team so far. The beginning with Maradona, who could not bear to stay more than two years in Barcelona, after threatening to destroy the team’s trophies in protest at being prevented from traveling and attending the farewell party of German Paul Breitner, but described Nunez as being jealous of his popularity because of his love for control and the imposition of his dictatorial policy.
Nunez did not learn the lesson, and then retracted his promise to increase the salary of German Schuster, as he punished him harshly by banishing him from the team during the 1986-1987 season, to rebel against the “Mannchevt” legend, and move stubbornly to rival Real Madrid, praising everything in Barcelona except for “management”, as he began Romario had a legendary era with Cruyff’s dream team, during which he was the leading scorer in 1994, but the president did not care about talents needing special treatment, so he clashed with Brazil’s top scorer just for his request for an additional leave, and Romario left after his stubbornness and the intransigence of the administration.
As for Ronaldo’s “phenomenon” incident, it is unbelievable, between the statement “he will stay with us forever” and “everything is over”, his career with Barcelona was not completed, after one season due to a material dispute during the renewal of his contract, to describe his agent Nunez as a “liar”, which is what It reflects how the “Barcelona” administration deals with irreplaceable stars, and it is true that Figo was described as a “traitor”, but the Portuguese star saw the lack of interest and appreciation on the part of the Barcelona administration, which was represented by the inaction of Nunez and then Jaspert and the excessive confidence in his continuation, for the midfield star to rebel and move To the “riyal”, in a resounding slap that has left its traces so far.
There is no dispute that Ronaldinho’s lifestyle affected his career within the “Catalunya Castle”, and the administration could have corrected his course if it wanted, but the fact that Messi’s brilliant appearance gave her the opportunity to abandon the “magician of Brazil”, in light of the formation of the “golden team” at the time, and before the incident Messi’s recent history. The administration’s handling of Luis Suarez followed the well-known approach, adding a “technical disaster” with an ill-considered decision after neglecting a top scorer, without a competent alternative for him, which the team paid for, giving Atletico the “La Liga” title over a “dish of Gold” last season, and no one knows how things will go with “Barca” before the start of the new season, without his historical legend Leo Messi!
Amr Obaid (Cairo)