I do think he could be much better without Messi if we start playing more direct rather than slow possesion all going through one player. I doubt he'll be fit enough to show it though
I know some of you want to be optimistic, but please for the sake of your own sanity don't become delusional.
Dembele, Coutinho and Griezmann will do fuck all with or without Messi.
If you want to be hopeful then the likes of Ansu and Pedri stepping up to the next level is where you should place your hopes. Not this injury prone, overrated twerp.
The reasoning is hilarious to see. We need more direct football to see Ousmane shin, even though he was completely useless in virtually most of the counters we had last season.
The delusions surrounding this player will never end.
Stupid people think the presence of a player can lower the level of an other for many many games even if Dem played with and without Messi.
Messi didn't wait for Ronaldinho to leave to show the world his talent, of course I'm not comparing the two but ffs thinking Messi presence has ruined Griez / Dem / Cou at the same time is plain stupidity.