Former Bayern Munich CEO and legendary German forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has come out his take about Barcelona without Messi. The former German player said that Barcelona has no soul without Lionel Messi in it.
Bayern Star Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Says Barcelona has no Soul without Messi
Rummenigge stated this after Bayern Munich thrashed Barcelona 3-0 at Nou Camp in their opening group game of the 2021/22 UEFA Champion League match. He prised his former side for their performance but also had a few words to say about a new-look Barca that is now without their talisman of more than two decades.
He also said: “They [Bayern] played outstandingly well and deserved to win.” “It’s too early to talk about favourites. [The competition] only really starts with the knockout phase.” “If you look at the team, the way they [Barca] performed tactically. Without Messi, their souls have been ripped out. They are facing difficult times.
“It was imperative to sell him. The Spanish league has scored an own goal with him.”
Following the loss, the Catalan giants may already have a possible successor if Ronald Koeman is sacked or resigns. They have Johan Cruyff’s son Jordi tipped to come in as interim manager.