On returning from LaLiga Santander, Lionel Messi has discussed questions about how players can handle their fitness.
At LaLiga Santander, Barcelona is currently sitting atop the table and remains in the Champions League, but for more than two months their players have been away from training, and Messi knows it’s going to feel strange when competitive activity returns.
“When we play again, it will be like starting all over again,” Messi wrote on his Adidas blog.
“We’re going to have some time to prepare before the competition starts and we’re also going to recover some important players who were injured.”
“Technically it will be the same season, but I think that all the teams and players will experience it differently.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has struck the world in such a way that very few thought possible and Messi himself admitted his surprise at the 2020 events.
“I believe that nobody could anticipate something like this,” he added.
“There were, of course, people who said that there could be global pandemics occurring from time to time, but the truth is that I could never imagine this.”
“Especially not the tremendous impact that it has had practically worldwide.”
“It’s never easy to live or work with so much uncertainty and we all wondered when we could return to work, but for any footballer maintaining concentration on the pitch is essential.”
The Copa America and the European Championship postponed due to the pandemic, which is a major disappointment for the La Masia graduate as it was an opportunity for him to add to his legendary career international glory.
“Delaying the Copa America was a huge disappointment, but it was logical,” he said.
“It was going to be a great event for me this year and I was looking forward to playing in it again.”
“It was hard when I found out about it, but I understood it perfectly.”
“We can’t think about what we’ve lost this year, but rather what will come in the future.”