New York —

“La Pulga” will face eleven days of madness to look for a new La Liga championship

Leo Messi admitted that he is “eager to compete again” and finish a season that, under current conditions, “It brings many challenges” that players will have to adapt to.

“We cannot stop at what we are going to leave behind this year. It is better to look to the future. Go back to the daily training routine, see the teammates, play the first games. I’m sure it will be strange at first, but I am eager to compete again, “said Messi.

“La Pulga” made these statements in the fourth episode of Mindfulness Matters an initiative of Adidas that gathers athletes from different disciplines with the aim of helping each other to maintain a positive mindset during the coronavirus pandemic.

For Messi, this “new normal” of football brings many challenges: “Group preparation is the same as for other parties. But individually, each person needs to prepare and visualize playing without fans, because it is very strange ”.

Messi will be able to retake the League and the Champions League with Barçabut the pandemic has delayed a year his participation with the albiceleste in the Copa América, which was to be held this summer in Argentina and Colombia.

“The Cup was going to be a great occasion for me this year and I was extremely excited to compete on it again. It was hard when I knew it would be postponed, but I fully understood it. ”, said.