Lionel Messi might become the captain for Barca for the first time in his career in the next season | Image: Twitter
XtraTime Web Desk: If things go according to the plan, then Argentine legend Lionel Messi is all set to become the captain of the FC Barcelona side in the next season, for the first time in his career.
It can be no coincidence that the best FC Barcelona side of all time, the one that has won the most trophies and played the best football, coincided with the leadership of three footballers born in La Masia. Logic invites us to think that the former is the consequence of the latter: success came thinks to the enormous faith shown in homegrown players.
The legacy of Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta is clear and marks out a path.
The captain’s armband, since Messi arrived in Barça’s first team, is only the symbol that identifies the Blaugrana project.
Andres Iniesta is leaving, but his legacy and that of his predecessors will carry on through Messi.
The squad made the Argentine second captain last year in their votes last summer, only behind Iniesta. Behind Leo were Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano, the latter who left the club last January, leaving the fourth captain spot free.
This summer the squad will again vote for its captain and with Iniesta no longer around, Messi will become the owner of the captain’s armband, which he will wear on his left arm. No-one can argue with his ascendency in the squad, his status which has been won on the pitch, which is where he shows his true personality, the place where he feels most comfortable.
The number 10 has become the team’s great leader thanks to his football and his influence on the competition.