The Koreans pressed and Messi has to play, even he is not at a 100%
Finally, Lio Messi must play at least a few minutes in the match that Barcelona will play against South Korea league stars in Seoul. Even Guardiola had said he was not in good condition, Barca would lost millions if Messi didn’t play.
“He had just one training and is a risk. I would like him to be in shape. He could get injured “said Guardiola, expressing his intention to reserve Argentine star.
However, the organizers threatened to suspend the game if Messi did not play “at least 30 minutes.” This way, Barcelona would lost 2 million euros for the match, plus a penalty of 200 thousands.
For that reason, Barcelona has already announced that Messi will play “a few minutes” because “experts have believed appropriate”. The money rules, as always.