Lionel Messi says ‘lucky’ to have worked under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona

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Lionel Messi counts himself “lucky” to have worked under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona between 2008-12 and says the Spaniard brings “something special” to teaching, feedback which can be doubtless to gas hypothesis the pair may reunite at Manchester City.

Messi was a mainstay of Guardiola’s Barca facet that gained 14 main titles and has been linked with a swap to City for the reason that supervisor signed a brand new deal that can preserve him at the Premier League membership till the top of the 2022-23 season.

The Argentine participant is into the ultimate few months of his present contract in Spain having unsuccessfully tried to go away Barca throughout the shut season.

“Pep has something special,” Messi informed Spanish tv channel La Sexta.

“He makes you see issues in a method: how he prepares for matches, defensively, how to assault … he informed you precisely how the match was going to be, the way you had to assault to win.

“I was lucky … to train under Guardiola and Luis Enrique, the two best. Having them made me grow a lot physically and mentally, and also the tactical wisdom they’ve taught me.”

Guardiola mentioned final month that he’s not sure what the long run holds for Messi however hopes that, as a Barcelona fan, he’ll stay at the La Liga membership till the top of his profession.

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