This last key to catching fire may be the one Messi hates the most.
The Argentine lives for scoring goals. Some might say that is his reason for living.
The entire goal of Messi’s recovery is to get back to scoring goals for Barcelona, but the only way that will happen is if he stops thinking about it.
His desire to finally score again was visible in his last few games. Messi pushed himself more than usual and got visibly upset at himself when he missed some shots.
As crazy as it sounds, Messi was desperate to find the back of the net.
Being desperate is never a good thing. For Messi to be at his best, he needs to simply focus on helping the team win.
Even when he doesn’t score, Messi is still the most influential player on the pitch. He drags defenders out of position, he creates chances and he dictates all play.
If Messi can focus all of his energy on helping the team win, the goals will eventually come. Messi lives to score and he will continue to find the back of the net many times and in amazing ways.
The 26-year-old has always made scoring look easy and that is where he needs to be again. He can’t try to force it, he must simply play his games and the goals will come.
This isn’t a time to fear for Leo Messi. He will be back and better than ever because that is what he always does. Barcelona fans should not panic for their star player. Instead, they should celebrate for him and look forward to his return.
Barcelona will get by for the next few weeks without Messi. It won't be easy, but it is more than possible. For now, the focus isn't getting Messi back, its getting Messi healthy.
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