The key point is being the main man. Messi will stay at Barcelona for life and that might be another 3-4 years playing the second lead for Neymar. As much as he loves playing with Messi, he may feel the need to break out of the Argentinian’s simultaneously huge and tiny shadow.
Spanish deep-lying playmaker Xabi Alonso today announced that he will retire at the end of this season. The Cosh boys discuss their memories of him, and how he compared to his compatriot, Xavi Hernandez.
It’s April 30th 2008. Already out of La Liga and out of the Copa Del Rey, Barcelona looked at the UEFA Champions League as their last chance of a trophy that season. A tight semi-final tie with Manchester United was settled by a wonderful Paul Scholes strike. That […]