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FC Barcelona News: 10 June 2018; Lionel Messi Opens Up, Eric Abidal’s To-Do List

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Lionel Messi: It’s crazy to say Barcelona have ‘Messi-dependence’ | ESPN
“If that’s the case, something’s being done wrong because Barcelona have [too many] great players to say that they depend on just one. We’re talking about top-level players, the best in the world, and it’s crazy to say that Barcelona have ‘Messi-dependence.’”

Abidal at Barcelona: Griezmann, Lenglet, deadwood and youth promotion his top aims | ESPN
It would have happened three years ago if Joan Laporta had returned to the Barcelona presidency. Laporta went head-to-head with Josep Maria Bartomeu in the club’s elections and he thought he had a trump card: Eric Abidal. If he was elected, he said, fans’ favourite Abidal would return to Camp Nou as the club’s sporting director.

Antoine Griezmann to end Barcelona-Atletico Madrid transfer saga this week | ESPN
Griezmann, 27, is the subject of a tug-of-war between Barcelona and his current club, Atletico Madrid. Barca hope to sign him on July 1, when his release clause drops to €100 million, while Atletico are trying to convince him to stay by offering an improved contract.

Messi: Griezmann, come to Barca! | Football Espana
Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann. “You need the best to win the Champions League, and he’s one of them.” Messi covered plenty of ground in his final interview before the World Cup, but the No 10 saved the best for last when he was asked whether Barca should bring in the Atletico Madrid ace.

Messi slams Madrid ‘attacks’ | Football Espana
“I had a difficult year after all the mess with Hacienda,” he continued to Sport. “It was tough. I didn’t fall into depression, but the way I was attacked, the things they said about me, my family, my dad, my people... It was tough. I felt very victimised, especially by Madrid.

The ideal Blaugrana XI at the World Cup | FC Barcelona
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Barça at the World Cup, Part 10: Schuster’s problems with Germany | FC Barcelona
Bernd Schuster was one of the best midfielders of his time. At only 20 years of age, he had become a key player for the German national team, who were proclaimed European champions in Italy in 1980. Two years later he was unable to play in the World Cup held in Spain due to a serious injury that had kept him out of the game for a year.

Barça at the World Cup, Part 9: Guardiola’s bad luck | FC Barcelona
Josep Guardiola is one of the most beloved figures for Barça. The former player and coach provided some unforgettable moments in the history of the Club, including leading the Barça team of the six cups. Characterised by the great vision he possessed and the ability to control the rhythm of matches, he was a member of the Dream Team which was considered the natural extension of the then coach Johan Cruyff on the pitch.

U12A team knocked out of LaLiga Promises Internacional | FC Barcelona
Tiredness looked to be setting in to the defending champions, who had a long journey to get to the tournament, and they now go into the consolation competition, which they opened with a 6-0 routing of Club América of Mexico with goals from Ianis (2), Quiles (2), Héctor and Pau. Next up is Villarreal in the quarter finals.