The recent news that Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has asked to wear a Messi shirt has left a large number of football fans angry. Valdes, who is renowned for his Barcelona team mate's goals, stated in an interview with Cadena Ser that he was happy that he wore a shirt bearing the name of his idol. However, many fans expressed their disappointment at the decision.
Villa stated that he was not the only one asking to wear a shirt bearing Messi's name; other Ball Boy members including goalkeeper Jose Maria Botella also wanted to wear a shirt sporting the name of the superstar. According to one of the players on the team, “I'm very disappointed by the choice because it shows that the club doesn't have any respect for the players. If they feel like that, then I don't think it will be good for our team.”
Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola was equally upset at the decision and even made threats against Valdes. In a press conference, the Barca coach stated that he would not buy the shirt for any player. “This is not about money but about respect. They can say what they want but I won't buy the shirt of my enemy,” stated Guardiola.
Valdes, in turn, stated that he was unhappy with the recent decision to allow him to wear a shirt bearing the name of the world famous player. “It is my honour to wear the shirt of Lionel Messi. I have always felt close to him since I started playing for the club,” added the goalkeeper. The manager even threatened to suspend the goalkeeper if he were to wear a shirt bearing Messi's name.
According to one of the Ball Boy members, “Pep and Victor just don't understand our desire to wear the shirt of the star player and their decisions regarding Valdes. We are the real fans, so we have the right to show our support in the way we choose to do so, no matter how much they tell us to be humble.”
There are currently over two thousand members in the Ball Boy group, all wearing shirts bearing the name of the famous player. The group hopes to form a united front against the Barca manager and the board of directors when next season kicks off.
It has been reported that the club has no plans to change the name of its shirt after Messi moved to another club; therefore, the shirt given to its players will continue to bear the name of the superstar. A few supporters, however, believe that changing the name of the shirt to reflect the fact that Messi is now a member of Paris Saint Germain will not only make them feel more united but also will have a positive effect on the team.
However, the team feels that it is more important that their fellow Ball Boy members feel proud and respected for wearing a shirt bearing the name of one of the best football players on the planet. “We want to show our support not only for ourselves but also for all the great players who wear the shirt. We want the club to be taken seriously.”
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