Messi says ‘fortunate’ to have labored underneath Guardiola

Lionel Messi counts himself “fortunate” to have labored underneath Pep Guardiola at Barcelona between 2008-12 and says the Spaniard brings “one thing particular” to teaching, feedback which can be more likely to gasoline hypothesis the pair may reunite at Manchester Metropolis.

Messi was a mainstay of Guardiola’s Barca aspect that gained 14 main titles and has been linked with a swap to Metropolis because the supervisor signed a brand new deal that can hold him on the Premier League membership till the tip 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 through the shut season.

“Pep has one thing particular,” Messi informed Spanish tv channel La Sexta.

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

“I used to be fortunate … to coach underneath Guardiola and Luis Enrique, the 2 finest. Having them made me develop so much bodily and mentally, and in addition the tactical knowledge they’ve taught me.”

Guardiola stated final month that he’s uncertain what the long run holds for Messi however hopes that, as a Barcelona fan, he’ll stay on the La Liga membership till the tip of his profession.