Popular Argentine playmaker, Lionel Andreas Messi has been made to deliberately leave one of his prestigious awards behind in the Barcelona dressing room after his switch to the French club, PSG.
Spanish outlet AS has reported that Messi had to leave his award for the best player of the 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy match against Boca Juniors in Barca as a relic of his time at Barcelona.
AS states: “Among the items he had to leave behind was the award he received for the best player of the 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy match.
“He received the star-shaped award after scoring a goal and giving an assist in the 45 minutes he played in that game against Boca Juniors, which ended 3-0.
“Aware that his locker space may have a new tenant this season (although it seems unlikely that someone from the squad will assume the responsibility of accepting the ’10’, at least for the time being), Messi decided to leave the award on top of the furniture and leaning against the wall.
“Now it remains to be seen if someone will pick it up to send the trophy to Paris or leave it at his house in Castelldefels, or if Messi finally decides to leave it in the dressing room as a relic to his time at Barcelona.”