Messi hungry to lift Club World Cup once more

Lionel Messi has called on Barcelona to crown an "unforgettable" year with Club World Cup glory in Japan. In its first season under Luis Enrique, Barca repeated the famous treble achieved by Pep Guardiola's 2008-09 vintage of the Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles.

The glut of silverware was embellished by a 2-1 extra-time win over Estudiantes in the 2009 Club World Cup final and Messi, who netted the decisive goal on that occasion, does not believe his teammates will lack for motivation to emulate this success.

"There's no need [to search for motivation]," he told FIFA.com. 



FC Barcelona in Financial Time

FC Barcelona’s Strategic Plan is news in the ‘Financial Times’. The highly regarded British newspaper has a headline “Barça president takes a shot at €1bn goal” on Friday in an article which talks about the Club’s economic ambitions.  We want to be the first club to generate an income of more than one billion Euros,” states Josep Maria Bartomeu in an interview with the financial publication.

“There is no other in the world, whether in football or in other sports, that think ahead more than one or two seasons. But here at Barça we do,” continues the president, referring to the Strategic Plan to take the Club to 2021 and that was presented the FC Barcelona employees on Friday.



Messi hungry to lift Club World Cup once more

Lionel Messi has called on Barcelona to crown an "unforgettable" year with Club World Cup glory in Japan. In its first season under Luis Enrique, Barca repeated the famous treble achieved by Pep Guardiola's 2008-09 vintage of the Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles.

The glut of silverware was embellished by a 2-1 extra-time win over Estudiantes in the 2009 Club World Cup final and Messi, who netted the decisive goal on that occasion, does not believe his teammates will lack for motivation to emulate this success.

"There's no need [to search for motivation]," he told FIFA.com. 



FC Barcelona in Financial Time

FC Barcelona’s Strategic Plan is news in the ‘Financial Times’. The highly regarded British newspaper has a headline “Barça president takes a shot at €1bn goal” on Friday in an article which talks about the Club’s economic ambitions.  We want to be the first club to generate an income of more than one billion Euros,” states Josep Maria Bartomeu in an interview with the financial publication.

“There is no other in the world, whether in football or in other sports, that think ahead more than one or two seasons. But here at Barça we do,” continues the president, referring to the Strategic Plan to take the Club to 2021 and that was presented the FC Barcelona employees on Friday.