As one of the best players in football history, Lionel Messi has won almost all available titles, but interestingly there is a trophy that is almost impossible for Messi according to Ivan Rakitic, What is it?
Lionel Messi, who is now 33 years old, has defended Barcelona since he was a child. His debut with the Catalan giants’ first team only started in 2005, and until now Messi has won more than 30 trophies with Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Ivan Rakitic himself spent five years of his career with Barcelona, before the Croatian returned to the arms of Sevilla in the summer transfer market.
So, while still at Barcelona, Rakitic admitted that he often chatted with Lionel Messi. On one occasion, he claimed that Messi could win all available titles, except for one.
The trophy that according to Rakitic Lionel Messi will not be able to win is the Europa League trophy. Of course, considering it would be disastrous if Barcelona failed to break into the Champions League and play in the ‘Friday Night’ League.
“I often talk to Messi and say: ‘You have achieved everything, have scored a lot of goals’,”
“But I said to him, I’ve won a trophy that you will never get. You will never win the Europa League!” Ivan Rakitic said.
Rakitic and Messi have faced each other three times this season, most recently in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semi-final. In the duel, Barcelona won 3-0, so they won 3-2 on aggregate and had the right to advance to the final.
Of course, Rakitic was disappointed with his team’s failure to step into the Copa Del Rey final, but the midfielder still admired Lionel Messi in terms of both his performance and mentality.
“The players don’t get it for free, they achieve their own success. It’s no coincidence that they’ve won everything. Every player has a part to play.”
“They have their own way, but always to win,” he said.