Pep Guardiola, a staunch supporter of Lionel Messi, has made no secret of his relationship with the Argentine. In an interview with WelcomeThe current Manchester City coach has once again reinforced the period in which he coincided with Messi at Barcelona, emphasizing the importance of the Argentine in his career as a coach.
“Messi is everything in my career, he has made me more competitive. There were a lot of perfect stars and veterans in this team, which led to a really good dynamic, which happens only once in a lifetime. I compare Messi to Michael Jordan when Phil Jackson was coach and he won With six titles. I also won because it made everything easier. I still owe him a bottle of wine because it made me win better contracts from there,” Guardiola admitted.
Guardiola also took the opportunity to analyze the Argentine’s current moment and his professional development, leaving a wish for Messi’s near future.
“I hope Messi arrives well in the World Cup, and trains well in these previous months. I haven’t spoken to him since the Copa America, but it’s not easy being Lionel Messi and it was a liberation for him to win this competition. As you get older, the The energy you had 10 years ago is not the same. He has changed and adapted to his moment. When we met in Barcelona he wanted to conquer the world. Now, at the age of thirty-five, he knows what to do even more coolly “, concluded the coach Citizens.
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