Lionel Messi will have the attention of all football lovers today when the digital television channel 'La Sexta' broadcasts an interview that the Argentine star gave on Friday, December 18.
Scheduled for a couple of days later, the expected presentation was postponed so as not to hinder the program of 'La marató', on TV3, which is held annually to raise economic funds and, of course, in its 2020 edition it supported research on the Covid-19.
Now the recording was ready and, surely, Messi showed a more relaxed face, less punished from the psychological point of view, just when he left behind important records of Telmo Zarra, César Rodríguez, Gerd Müller, Pelé. Almost nothing.
The advance between the lines, the desire, the record of Pele himself, the game and the mix with young Pedri, 18, after everything seen against a Valladolid team in decline, may be other issues.
In the case of the latter, the 'Flea' found a partner capable of understanding like few others the soccer language of the South American, which allows the captain to feel pleased by the management of the canary.
Also the Dutch Ronald Koeman could enter the conversation, because he also made faces of complacency at the game against Valladolid to show satisfaction with the results of the new tactical proposal, although it is a scheme that needs to be consolidated.
A tactical drawing that, depending on the rival, will adapt to the conditions of the match. Of course, many accepted the line of three, having Jordi Alba and Sergiño Dest as lanes, Frenkie De Jong and Miralem Pjanic at the controls, and Martin Braithwaite removed from the band to be the spearhead.
Maybe that was the key Koeman wanted. Time will dictate sentence.
And the fact is that the '10' stepped on the area more assiduously, an aspect that the club missed, to give it more leading role in scoring and shots, which is why he was the protagonist in the three holes.
The interview surely touches on other important points: Messi's future, his permanence in the team, the renewal, current personal situation… there are several topics.
He recently expressed that he wants to be on the green grass after an uncomfortable summer in which he dragged the negative charge of the cold environment in Barcelona, due to everything that happened inside and outside the stadiums.
Everyone recognizes that it is significant to have a loose, happy, confident Leo, in addition to the fact that those balls that previously entered now -on occasions- leave without hitting the goal, but their mere presence on the field intimidates the opponent and infects it.
Having patience is still essential. The Barça project is in formation and although Koeman does not know if he will remain on the bench next season, he is trying to lay the foundations of a cast that will cling to the visible talent of Pedri and the injured Fati.
To them must be added some youth squad that stand out, as well as pieces of caliber that are dressed in shorts with the Barça colors, but that have not yet regularized their performance.
The future, without a doubt, should be the central theme of the talk, and millions of followers will tune in to 'La Sexta' to know the details live and not wait for the stories of friends or comments on social networks.