At Camp Nou, this Tuesday at 9 p.m., FC Barcelona will launch its European campaign with a shock against Bayern Munich on behalf of the first day of the group stages of the Champions League. An attractive poster during which the Blaugranas will no longer be able to rely on their living legend Lionel Messi, who left for Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window. Present at a press conference on the eve of this decisive meeting, Sergio Busquets, the Barcelona captain, returned to the departure of the Pulga. An event that deeply marked him.
“I was left in shock. For all that Leo represents for Barca, for what he also represented for me and for our families on a personal level … It was difficult emotions to deal with. These are decisions that are not up to us. It’s hard, but we have to try to change our mentality ”, thus recognized the metronome of the Catalan club. A huge void left by the six-fold Ballon d’Or, a deep sadness for Busquets who despite everything wanted to stay positive: “Leo is gone, but today the most important thing is the team. We saw it with Chelsea last year. Leo brought us a lot on a collective level, but we are in front of a new page. We know it won’t be easy, we know how difficult this challenge is, but we remain just as ambitious. “