As the game returns, Leo Messi reflects on what football means to him.
Silent stadiums and pristine pitches – a strange and surreal state of play. When the world hit pause, every player wondered: what now? Without sport, there’s a void. But there’s also time and space to think.
Playing football is a gift, to receive and pass on.
“The greatest gift of all is to create joy for others.”
We’re all missing our teams, routines and rivalries.
It doesn’t matter which pitch you play on – we’ve all been dreaming of the day the stands roar back into life. For many of us, time away from the game has strengthened our passion for it.
Back in the game – with more passion than ever.
We don’t yet know how we’ll look back at this time. But after training solo and waiting, we may have found a new appreciation for the sport we love.