Argentina’s national team coach, Edgardo Bauza has stunned the sporting world with claims that La Liga giants, Barcelona does not take care of their talisman, Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi who retired from international football following a Copa America loss and then came out of retirement barely a month later was injured during a midweek match against Atletico Madrid.
Barca has confirmed Messi tore his right abductor and will be out of contention for three weeks. His injury means he will likely miss Argentina’s World Cup Qualifying matches in October.
“Barcelona always sends us messages saying that we must take care of Messi, but they don’t take care of him very well,” Bauza told Fox Sports. “It is strange that they make him play in all their matches.”
“We received the official report from Barcelona. To us, that seems strange because three weeks is not enough time to repair a torn adductor,” Bauza told ESPN Radio. “We haven’t yet been able to speak with him, but we want to know how serious the injury is.
“Barcelona have made it more complicated for us. They posted an official statement and at the moment that is all we have to go on. Our team doctors are waiting on the MRI to know the official grade of the injury.”
“Apparently, studies have been done and we are waiting on those results, which will be sent to our national team doctors. That way we will have a more definitive answer.”
Messi has played in all of Barcelona’s matches this season.