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Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has accepted that the club witnessed a bust up between manager Luis Enrique and superstar Lionel Messi in the training ground. There have been rumours about this bust up over the last few weeks, but this is the first time a player from Barcelona has confirmed the incident.Mathieu tried to downplay the significance of the event were saying that such incidents of common at big clubs. It is understood that the bust up happened just days after the club returned from their winter break. Messi responded angrily to some comments from Enrique and the situation escalated from there. Continue reading
Former Chelsea defender David Luiz has praised Lionel Messi by saying that he is the best player ever.
Luiz came up against Messi in the Champions League group stages. Even though Messi was largely subdued in the first match between Paris St Germain and Barcelona in Paris, he had a huge say in the 3-1 victory for the Catalan club at the Camp Nou. This victory ultimately resulted in Barcelona topping the group. Even though this has not helped them get an easy match in the last 16 stage where they will be phasing Manchester City, the Spanish club at least have the advantage of playing the second leg at home.
Luiz became the world’s most expensive defender after his £ 50 million move to Paris in the summer. He was one of the scorers in the first match between the two this season. However, the central defender could not prevent Messi from dominating the match at the Camp Nou. Messi is not in the running for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award this year. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thomas Müller are seen as the favourites for the title. However,Luiz believes that he has seen enough of Messi to suggest that the Argentine is the best player in the history of the game.
“It’s the efficiency that made the difference.They were better than us; they have three huge forwards. Messi is fantastic, the best player ever.Barca also have a smart head coach and other great players.We will now think about the next step. The next game will be difficult. We’ll have to beat everybody to go all the way. In February we could play anyone,” said Luiz after losing the crucial group match. PSG could have won the group if they had held on for a draw after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s equaliser.
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There is no arguing the fact that Gerardo Martino’s time in charge of Barcelona was one of the worst periods of time for the Spanish club as they could not clinch a single major trophy in the entire season and they had to watch how Real Madrid and Athletic Madrid claimed all their targets.
RealMadridwent on to win the Champions League and Copa del Rey while Athletic Madrid managed to squeeze past everyone in the Spanish League and lift the league title.
That underwhelming season finished with Gerardo Martino being sacked and replaced by Luis Enrique. Gerardo Martino is now the head coach ofArgentinabut he has recently revealed a few details concerning what it was like to manage a club likeBarcelonaand specially coaching a superstar player like Lionel Messi.
Many coaches would be more than happy to be in charge of high profile players such as Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo but Gerardo Martino said that the job has its disadvantages too as he is always under being critiqued despite what happens in the pitch.
The former coach ofBarcelona, Gerardo Martino told the media: “When you get the chance to coach a footballer like Leo it’s very difficult to be exempt from comments and rumors. In our time together atBarcelona, it was said he was saving himself for the World Cup. But in La Liga he scored about 30 goals. There were always questions about Leo, if he scored three goals then why had he scored three goals? If he scored one, then why had he only scored one? And if didn’t score at all, it was the same.”
Gerardo Martino just couldn’t fully understand how to utilize Lionel Messi in a team and this is one of the main reasons on why he was so heavily critiqued during his tenure atCampNoubut now that he was selected as the head coach ofArgentina, Martino and Messi will be once more working alongside each other.