Juan Pablo Sorin says Lionel Messi has qualified more of a leader for club and country during a “chaotic” summer for the Argentine superstar in Barcelona.
The six-time Ballon d’Or was left thinking over his choices at the end of a coronavirus-interrupted 2019-20 campaign.
Ex-Blaugrana and Albiceleste star Sorin told TyC Sports of Messi’s iconic performance: “I see Messi more and more as a leader and more mature. In Barcelona he has had to experience a very chaotic moment, but he responded quickly on the pitch. He's also doing very well in the national team.”
Barca endured an 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League . Also, they surrendered the Liga title to arch-rivals Real Madrid.
Messi expressed his leaving for the club. Thus, Manchester City and Inter showed prompt attention to new contracts.
Messi could score many goals from the penalty spot. His presence has been ever-charming for Barca and Argentina.
Sorin continued Messi’s presence in Argentine was really helpful in their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign: “Leo transferred his fight into good performances on the pitch and that is very good for the Argentines. He suffered defeats in Bolivia in the past and returned to play and win there, it is a strong demonstration of character.”
Sorin claims that Messi will flourish in an Argentine camp, but this was not the best place for him.
“Leo is very well, I think he is very happy in the national team with all the people who know him around him,” added the former Argentina skipper.
“I always say that you have to help him and surround him well, but not depend on him.”