Former Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spoke of Lionel Messi’s departure from Barça as the Barcelona giant prepares to find the German champions, a year after the terrible 8-2 conceded at the Lisbon Final Four .
the FC Barcelona is about to return to one of his worst nightmares. A little over a year after the incredible humiliation experienced by the Blaugrana against the Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League (8-2), the two European giants have an appointment on Tuesday to launch their new European campaign.
And in one year, the face of Barça has changed considerably. The first consequence of the departure, this summer, of Lionel Messi. A terrible blow according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the former president of Bayern, who left office at the beginning of the summer. « Everyone is free to think what they want, but I consider that it is to score an own goal to have been obliged to let Messi go as a result of the rules of financial fair play », he said in an interview with AS.
The departure of the six-fold Golden Ball was nevertheless inevitable. “We saw it coming. When you accumulate so many expenses, it’s normal that the accounts are in the red, he explained. Barça is going through a complicated but necessary period. Reducing spending is essential when there is more than 1,300 million euros in debt. ”
The former striker is nevertheless confident in Joan laporta’s ability to get Barca out of the rut and hopes for a financial fair play overhaul, judging the transfer market « Still out of control ».
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