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Sport Lionel Scaloni insists Messi has resolved his issues with Barcelona

14:50  08 october  2020
14:50  08 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Lionel Scaloni is pleased that the circus surrounding Lionel Messi 's transfer request is over. Only Javier Mascherano and Javier Zanetti have played more games for Argentina than Messi . 'I spoke to Leo when everything was resolved and I saw him calm,' Scaloni said. 'Since his arrival, we've been

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Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni is pleased the country's all-time top goalscorer Lionel Messi is staying put at Barcelona.

In September, the 33-year-old, who has scored 70 goals for the national team, decided to remain at the club he joined at the age of 13, having sensationally told Barca that he wanted to leave the previous month.

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With the wrangling at the club seemingly put to bed for now, former West Ham United loanee Scaloni expressed his relief that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner had now returned his attention to on-pitch matters as Argentina gear up to play Ecuador in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier at La Bombonera on Thursday.

Lionel Scaloni holding a microphone: Lionel Scaloni is pleased that the circus surrounding Lionel Messi's transfer request is over © Provided by Daily Mail Lionel Scaloni is pleased that the circus surrounding Lionel Messi's transfer request is over a football player on a field: Only Javier Mascherano and Javier Zanetti have played more games for Argentina than Messi © Provided by Daily Mail Only Javier Mascherano and Javier Zanetti have played more games for Argentina than Messi

'I spoke to Leo when everything was resolved and I saw him calm,' Scaloni said. 'Since his arrival, we've been able to have a long chat. He is happy to be here. He's now well in his club.

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La Liga has confirmed Lionel Messi ’s Barcelona contract is still valid – hours after he failed to attend a pre-season medical at the club. Barcelona , though, immediately replied with a formal letter of their own insisting that the clause had already expired and that he could no longer walk away for free.

Manager Lionel Scaloni is keen not to overwork his prized asset and risk injury following his hectic schedule for Barcelona hence managing the intensity of the forward’s training sessions. Messi has already played 37 games for Barcelona this season.

'All we wanted from a distance was for everything to be resolved and for him to play and to be fit.

'For us, it's positive that he stayed because he was able to play immediately, he knows the club, but in terms of decisions, we don't get involved in that, we don't step in the player's territory.'

Messi's dissatisfaction at the Nou Camp had been brewing for some time due to a failure to adequately replace club legends including Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Messi also felt he had been blamed for the eventual sacking of Ernesto Valverde by Barcelona's former director of football Eric Abidal and that the Barcelona board had manufactured stories that the players had been reluctant to take a pay cut in the wake of Covid-19.

The final straw came when Bayern Munich thrashed the Spanish giants 8-2 in the Champions League last eight, which spelt the end for Quique Setien.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Quique Setien was sacked three days after Barcelona's calamitous 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich © Provided by Daily Mail Quique Setien was sacked three days after Barcelona's calamitous 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich Ronald Koeman holding a sign: Setien's successor Ronald Koeman told Luis Suarez that he was no longer wanted at the club © Provided by Daily Mail Setien's successor Ronald Koeman told Luis Suarez that he was no longer wanted at the club

A day after Setien's replacement Ronald Koeman had told talismanic striker Luis Suarez in late August that he was surplus to requirements, Messi announced that he wanted to leave.

There was then a dispute about the true value of Messi's release clause, with Barcelona saying that a fee of around €700million (£630million) needed to be met, while the player's representatives argued he could walk away for nothing.

The club's star man only decided to stay because he did not want to take 'the club that I love' to court, he told Goal.

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