The United States worldwide spent one season at Barca alongside Messi after joining from Ajax last season. Dest stated he loved his time with Barca legend, who’s extensively thought to be among the best gamers in soccer historical past.
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“He is the most effective participant on this planet. It was a shock for everybody — we want he may have stayed. Sadly, he could not.
“On the coaching floor and on the pitch, you see unbelievable issues. You see how he scores these objectives. What you see on the pitch is identical, even if you’re that shut. It is unbelievable to see him like that.
“All of us have him in our hearts. It is Messi. It simply feels bizarre as a result of he performed for therefore lengthy at this membership, virtually his complete life, and instantly he needed to depart. However we have now to give attention to the brand new season.
“We have got some work to do as a result of with Messi it’s simpler, he is the most effective participant on this planet. However I feel if we play collectively and preserve the chemistry excessive, we will obtain loads.”
Barca will play their first aggressive match since Messi’s departure once they kick off their 2021-22 LaLiga marketing campaign towards Real Sociedad on Sunday.