Lionel Messi Had Training Ground Bust Up With Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
Lionel Messi is reportedly the Barcelona player to have been involved in a training ground argument with a teammate this week, with goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen the other player.
Things at Barcelona aren't good right now and the Spanish champions have lost their spot at the top of La Liga, whilst also being knocked out of the Supercopa at the semi-final stage.
The club have replaced Ernesto Valverde as manager but earlier this week Messi 'slammed' sporting director Eric Abidal over the Frenchman's comments about the sacking of Valverde.
Also earlier this week there were reports that two players had been involved in a training ground spat and Spanish outlet El Pais is now reporting that it was between Messi and Ter Stegen.
:exclamation:Messi and Ter Stegen had a clash in training. [el pais]- Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) February 6, 2020
:bangbang: Messi and Ter Stegen had clash in the training as per @yorkoyen of @elpais_deportes@fansjavimiguel said somedays ago there was a fight between two Heavyweights. Now @elpais_deportes revealed the name.- Sujoy Shyam Pritam (@sujoy_pritam) February 6, 2020
Barcelona fans will be hoping that the training ground clash is nothing more than the usual thing that goes on between teammates, especially when tensions are running high.
The issues surrounding Messi have led to rumours that the six time Ballon d'Or winner could leave and he reportedly has an agreement with the club that allows him to leave on a free.
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In the past it's thought that was to allow him to move back to Argentina but Manchester City are thought to believe they would be in the best position to sign Barca's all time top scorer if he did leave.
Abidal criticised the players for their role in Valverde being sacked and Messi hit back on Instagram saying, "I honestly don't like to do these things but I think everyone has to be responsible for their tasks and take care of their decisions.
"The players for what happens on the pitch, and we are also the first to acknowledge when we were not good.
"Those responsible for the area of sports management must also assume their responsibilities and above all take charge of the decisions they make.
"Finally, I think that when talking about players, we should give names because otherwise we are getting everyone dirty and feeding things that are said and are not true."
Could this actually be the end of Messi's 19 year stay at the Camp Nou or will he resolve his issues?
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