Lionel Messi’s Ballon d’Or legacy, evaluating Junior Firpo, and Marcelo Gallardo’s credentials [TBPod168]

Messi Ballon d'Or

On episode 168 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc debate whether or not the Ballon d’Or is relevant to Lionel Messi’s legacy. They talk Junior Firpo’s progress, Riqui Puig and Pedri’s development, Marcelino or Marcelo Gallardo as possible Barcelona managers, and much more!

Running Order:

  • Is the Ballon d’Or relevant to Messi’s legacy?
  • How has Junior Firpo’s career started at Barcelona?
  • How are Riqui Puig and Pedri progressing?
  • Is Barcelona starting to turn a corner?
  • Does Ernesto Valverde have an issue with Arthur?
  • Would Marcelino or Marcelo Gallardo be good choices as Barcelona manager?