Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has backed captain, Lionel Messi, in advance of Sporting Director, Eric Abidal, pursuing a clash concerning the duo earlier this week.
Abidal, who played along with Messi at Camp Nou, experienced criticised the Barca range 10 and the rest of the club’s players in excess of their work ethics for the La Liga champions.
“Many Barcelona gamers are not supplying their ideal performances for the club as they are happy, and a different trouble is interaction in the dressing space,” Abidal said.
“The players, coaches’ romantic relationship was often superior, however, as an ex-player of this club, there are issues I can understand.
“I have experienced discussions with Barcelona chiefs and what I recommended experienced to arrive to earlier.”
But Messi has previously responded to Abidal’s feedback, telling the Frenchman to confront his operate and mention names each time he talks about Barca players.
“Honestly speaking I dislike performing these factor, but I what I know is that everybody in Barca has to be liable for their obligations job and consider selection,” Messi posted on Instagram.
“As players we are responsible for what goes on in the area and when points go improper we are the first to criticised ourselves.
“Those in cost of sporting direction in the club must intellect their company and mention names when criticising the squad or else they are harming the impression of anyone and spreading bogus news.”
Reacting to the growth, Rivaldo instructed Marca: “Honestly, Lionel Messi has all right to be mad with Abidal’s statements.
“Abidal criticised the competence of Barcelona players, without the need of mentioning the title of one player and that provokes the whole team.
“Messi as a captain of Barcelona, was only defending the squad and his very own status, he did almost nothing improper.
“I think Abidal was naïve about his remarks and that have harm the Barcelona as a club.”