Asked about BeIN Sports to evoke the shock between Barcelona and PSG, Tuesday February 16, in the first leg of the Champions League, Rudi Garcia, the coach of OL, first wanted to make an update, through a “little anecdote”.
“I have read that Ronald Koeman (Editor’s note: Barça coach) was a little offended that PSG was talking about Lionel Messi in Paris before this Champions League meeting, he explained. He was still not embarrassed him, even after the end of the summer transfer window, to speak again of a coming from Memphis Depay to Barcelona, while the market was closed. It’s called the watered sprinkler, right? “
This Tuesday, Koeman, in a press conference responded to the Lyon coach. “If they (Editor’s note: the Parisians) want to talk about Leo’s future, they do. Obviously the Lyon coach wants to be involved, it looks like he likes to talk in the press … He does and says what he wants. For me, he is not someone important. “
Returning to the sporting level, Garcia had first mentioned the “fabulous” match against Granada (Editor’s note: 5-3 victory after extra time in the Copa del Rey), thanks to Antoine Griezmann and Jordi Alba. Then noted “that Barça is moving up the rankings, which is still the least of things given the workforce they have. But indeed, for PSG, this is not particularly good news. But if we also look towards Paris, it’s a moment when they are in the process of recovering all their players. “
This Tuesday, the Catalan press, for its part, continued its campaign of indignation at the treatment of the Messi file in France. The daily Sport has taken over the front page of France Football where Messi appears in a photomontage wearing the PSG jersey. Sport evokes “total harassment” and a provocation.
A few days ago, the daily spoke of destabilization by reacting to the words of Leonardo on the possible interest of the club of the capital to recruit Messi next season. Many observers were not shy to refer to the Catalan followers the dozens of Unes devoted to a possible return of Neymar to Barça.
Barça faces Sevilla on Wednesday evening in the Copa del Rey semi-final at a time when Paris goes to Caen, in the Coupe de France. The last match before the Champions League of the two teams is scheduled for Saturday: at 5 p.m. against Nice for Paris and at 9 p.m. against Alavés for Barcelona.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr