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Barcelona: Should Joan Laporta follow Lionel Messi’s advice?

Barcelona have seen a recent resurgence in form as the incoming president, Joan Laporta would look to change things up in the summer.

The drubbing received at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last month has prompted the Barcelona players to get their acts together and play a part in helping the club find back it’s glory days. The Blaugrana have won all four of their past matches, with a clean sheet in each of those matches. The Catalans have slowly crawled into second place in the La Liga table, just three points behind the leaders, Atletico Madrid, who do have an extra game in hand.

It seems that Lionel Messi is enjoying this run as he has been visibly happy on the pitch during the past few matches. Being 2-0 down after the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal against Sevilla, the Catalonian club produced a comeback from the top draw, as they progressed into the finals, defeating Sevilla 3-0 in the second leg, sealing the tie in the extra time.

Lionel Messi has been developing a close relationship with the manager, Ronald Koeman. Messi had started to believe in the future of the club once again and has placed his faith in the Dutch manager. Although, it remains uncertain as to whether he will remain at the club next season, yet he will surely give it another thought now.

It has been reported by Diario Gol that Lionel Messi has urged the incoming President, Joan Laporta to stick with Ronald Koeman for the next season. Barcelona have not been at their best under the Dutch manager, however, early signs of improvement are clearly visible and giving him a season or two would be a safe bet. Laporta has been tasked with the duty of restoring the club’s pride, both on the pitch and off the pitch, given their financial difficulties.

If Koeman is able to win the Copa del Rey final or push Athletico Madrid for the La Liga title, he will certainly remain at the club, next season. As things stand, Lionel Messi seems to be happy at the club and has certainly invested his faith in his manager, for whom he is willing to stand up.