The Argentine praised the Catalan coach and his impact in the interview with Universo Valdano, having played under him at Barça
PSG player Leo Messi has recognized the work of Pep Guardiola at Barça, where he built one of the best teams in the history of the sport, in the interview for Universo Valdano.
"He did soccer a lot of harm. He made it looks so simple that everyone tried to copy him".
The Argentine, who will try to win the 2022 World Cup, insisted that what he achieved as an Azulgrana is practically unrepeatable. He commented about the other coaches he has worked with fell short.
"Then I met a lot of Guardiolas.... And you begin to realize the difference".
The former Barça player could be playing his last World Cup. At 35 years of age and with his future still up in the air. One of the best players in the history of the world will try to lead the national team under Lionel Scaloni to win the title that escaped him in 2014.
Pep Guardiola, now at Manchester City, and Leo Messi, a talisman at PSG alongside Neymar and Mbappé, coincided for a total of four years at Barça and built one of the most dominant teams in recent history: they lifted a total of 14 titles out of a possible 19.
The Catalan had a transcendental impact on the growth, consolidation and stardom of the Argentine star: he provided him with the ideal context to reach his complete potential, becoming a total footballer.
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