Despite Messi submitting a request in the summer to leave the team, the “Bolga” remained a team captain. The working relationship improved with Koeman, who confirmed that “for me, Messi is an excellent player, the best in the world.”
And he continued – in a press conference before a confrontation tomorrow, Wednesday, against its guest, Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine, in the Champions League – “Every day I see his ambition and his winning mentality, there are no difficulties in communicating with him … he is the team leader, I talk to him weekly about matters related to the stadium and the dressing room.” .. I’m afraid I have to disagree with what Setien said, although I respect him; if he thinks so, this is his opinion, and it is his own. ”
Setien had said, “There are stars who are not easy to train, among them Lionel… We must also bear in mind that he is the best player of all time. Who am I to change him? They accepted him there for years and did not change him.”
Under Koeman, Barca has failed to win his last 4 LaLiga matches, but he performs well in the Champions League and leads his group with two wins.
“I can understand the criticism. Getting two points from 4 games is not a good thing, and we will continue to work on improving things. There is never a quiet day, and in the end, what matters is winning matches.”
Source : Spanish Press