In an interview this week United States international and Barcelona defender Sergino Dest said that Barca feels weird without Lionel Messi. Describing the feelings of anyone who enjoys football in the world, he talked about how Messi leaving impacts the season ahead.
The youngster was lucky enough to get to spend at least some time with the legend before left for PSG, and chatted about the absence of Messi in the dressing room.
“I was shocked a little bit because everyone wanted him to stay at the club,”
“He’s the best player in the world. It was a shock for everyone — we wish he could have stayed. Unfortunately, he couldn’t.
“At the training ground and on the pitch, you see unbelievable things. You see how he scores those goals. What you see on the pitch is the same, even when you’re that close. It’s unbelievable to see him like that.
“We all have him in our hearts. It’s Messi. It just feels weird because he played for so long at this club, almost his whole life, and suddenly he had to leave. But we have to focus on the new season.
Dest | Source
Barca begin life post-Messi on Sunday in La Liga when Real Sociedad arrive at the Camp Nou.