For us Argentines, “Asados” are organized with family. Mine is every Sunday. But when you travel, your friends are your family. So here, in Barcelona, I organize it with friends, but not every Sunday. During every Asado, everyone has their particular role. I take care of the grills, my butcher as usual prepares the meat for me as we, Argentines, like it. I like cooking. Cooking makes me relax. It helps me think about something other than football. Until last summer, Dani brought his happiness and jokes. Ney chose the music. Luis prepares the mate and Leo plays with the kids.
“I had always dreamed of scoring a goal like that and being a lad from La Masia made it all the more special. I’ve worked so long to do something incredible like this for my club.”
— Sergi Roberto on his winning goal against PSG
“when he’s comfortable, he speaks with a big smile on his face. it’s what the brazilians call ‘alto astral’ - a wave of positivity. he’s contagious. it is perhaps for that reason - and because he’s a born competitor - that he’s been able to overcome a serious injury.”
Lionel Messi celebrates with Neymar Santos Jr after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou stadium on March 4, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
Lionel Messi celebrates beside Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 4, 2017.
Maybe in July 10th I’ll come back and surprise you all, give some of you a heart attack. But never say never. It’s my home, the club which has shown the most confidence in me. I’m young, nice, and friendly… I have it all. Who knows? Maybe in time there will be another opportunity, but in the next few years, no.
Luis Enrique on whether he’d consider a return to coaching Barcelona in the future.