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Messi: Barcelona is the biggest club in the world and should be led by the best directors

by Tom Conn | Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013

Barcelona forward, Leo Messi has finally opened up about the allegations that have surrounded him this past week over his involvement in a money laundering scandal, while also taking a swipe at Barcelona vice president, Javier Faus, who the Argentine feels is trying to run Barcelona like a business instead of a club.


In an interview with Catalan radio station, Rac1, Messi spoke about the allegations levied against him and his father and denies any wrongdoing.

“The truth is that I’m focused on my recovery and not thinking about anything else, I’m trying to get in the best physical shape possible and haven’t read anything directly.  My family has told me things.

“I deeply regret what is being said about my father and my friends because 100% of what we make in these games goes to charity.”

Messi then responded to rumours that he is making his father, Jorge a scapegoat and has lost confidence in his ability as his representative.

“That’s funny because I’m deeply attached to my father both personally and professionally.  Meanwhile, he wants to be president of my company and the Foundation.  He’s in charge of that and I play football, while he takes care of everything else.”

Messi concluded by blasting Barcelona vice-president Javier Faus, who had questioned why he would deserve a renewed contract.

“Mr. Faus knows nothing about football and wants to run Barcelona like a business, which it’s not.  Barcelona is the best club in the world and it should be run by the best directors in the world.  Neither I nor any of my representatives have asked for an improved contract.”

Inside Spanish Football
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