Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting

Barcelona

Barcelona: Messi: Guardiola ended up doing football a lot of harm


Lionel Messi has claimed that the approach Pep Guardiola used at Barcelona has ended up doing a lot of harm to football.

The Argentine forward played some of his best football under the guidance of Guardiola at Barcelona in what is widely regarded as the best club side in history.

Speaking during an interview with Movistar programme ‘Universo Valdano’, he recalled his time at Barcelona with Guardiola and Luis Enrique when they were his coaches.

Guardiola did football a lot of harm because everything we did seemed very simple and everyone wanted to copy him,” Messi remarked.

“After that period I’ve met a lot of Guardiola-style teams and then you realise what we did.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Pep has something special to prepare the games, to see them, to analyse them and to communicate.”

Messi celebra un gol con Argentina.

Messi celebra un gol con Argentina.AP

Messi’s thoughts on Luis Enrique

He also spoke about Luis Enrique, with whom he had some problems at first, but in the end they ended up with a very good relationship.

“I was coming back from Argentina after the holidays and we were playing on January 2 or January 3, I don’t remember well, and I ended up on the bench,” he said.

“We had an argument that lasted a ‘little while’, but then we maintained a spectacular relationship until the last day.

“When he decided to leave, we told him to stay, not to leave, that we were fine.”

Guardiola is now the manager of Manchester City in the Premier League, Luis Enrique is in charge of Spain and Messi is playing for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.





Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Barcelona

Mesut Ozil has officially announced his retirement. He leaves behind 114 goals and more than 200 assists, in addition to the numerous titles he...

Arsenal

Every week, our own Luis Miguel Echegaray offers his latest thoughts and permutations from the world of football. You have the analysis, now comes...

Barcelona

The La Liga leaders have been accused by prosecutors of paying a former official’s company between 2001 and 2018 in return for favourable decisions...

Barcelona

1:02 PM BST UEFA have opened an investigation into payments made by Barcelona to a former vice president of the refereeing committee in Spain,...