This season we will lose a lot of trophies. There will be no Cup De Rey or Champions League trophie. We already lost them. And probably there will be no La Liga cup.
But that’s not the real loss of this season. All those trophies are just things. You can win or lose them every year. It’s nice to win, but if you never lose winning will be normal and you don’t enjoy it not enough. I love winning, but it’s okay that we don’t get the trophies this year. The only thing that bothers me about it is how everone acts about it. Sure, we can talk about it. Why is Messi not as good as he used to be? He’s still great, but he was better last season. And where is the motivation? If you say the players weren’t fighting, you have watched different matches than I have.
But that’s all not that important. The important thing is, what we are really going to lose or have already lost.
The players. The humans. The people who make us all sticking together under the sign of the club.
I am going to miss…
He always is one of the most important players, because he is the leader. The one who fights until the very end. He is a true captain and I am really sad that he’s going to end his career, but I understand it. He’s 36, that’s an age there football players end their careers (expect goalkeepers). He played 19 years for Barcelona and I’m glad he stayed there until the end of his career. I love him even more for being at one club for almost all his life. I’ll support him with his future plans, whatever their about. I’m sure he’ll return to the club, maybe as a coach… and I can’t wait for him to be back.
Until then, thank you very much, Don Puyol. You’ll always have a special place in my heart and be my captain in some way. I don’t know how it’ll be without you there… Since I’m a culé, you’ve been there and it’s hard to imagine the club without you, so don’t stay away for too long, por favor.
The goalkeeper plays for the club since 2002. 12 years. That’s a long time and I can’t imagine someone else is standing between our goalpost… I mean, I’m used to see Pinto now and then, but everytime I do, I know Valdés will be back soon. It seems like he wants to leave and I want him to do the things he wants… but I also hope that he stays at the club, because he’s a great goalkeeper and person. I adore his way of keeping the ball outside the goal and I’m not afraid when I know he’s there to save us. So I keep hoping until I see him play for another team.
There’s the second goalkeeper, I just talked about. I know that sounds weird, because he got a lot of hate lately… but I think this guy is great keeper as well. Sure he’s not as good as Valdés is, but who really is? He always was a good keeper when we needed him and sometimes he saved us, too. I’m going to miss him. Thank you, Pinto.
The man on the bench, who just died. He was our coach for only one season, but he won la liga and broke Real Madrid’s record of 100 points. But before that season he was on Pep’s side. They made all this golden ara together. He was the silent hero, who worked hard in the background. He taught ous to fight, to keep fighting, even if it gets worse, and to never give up. He was there for everyone, who needed his help. He earned a lot of respect, even from the Madridistas. He worked hard for the club and his life. He fought against cancer until his last day, but some fights can’t be won and sadly that was one of them. In a way Barça is like a huge family and now it really feels like one of our family members passed away. I am sad, I cried and I will remember him as a strong person with a huge heart for others.
Thank you, Tito. For being a hero. For being our coach. For being our player. For being Pep’s friend. For being a dad to your kids. For being a husband to your wife. For being a child to your parents. For being a Culé. For being there for others. For being there for Cesc when he was a child. For being a fighter.
For just you being you.
I just like to say thank you to everyone I talked to about our lose and who understands what I talked about.
Also a huge thank you to all my friends, who stick around. I know I’m weird and it’s not always easy, but you stay my friends. So thank you.
In time of huge loses you see that’s important.