In an interview with Spanish television, Pep Guardiola detailed what Lionel Messi reflects in his eyes. The Manchester City technician’s reply says a lot about the importance the Argentine had in his career.
Pep Guardiola doesn’t forget Lionel Messi. Ten years after leaving Barca, the Spanish coach returned to Telemundo Sport, representing the Argentine international early in his career. “Everything, everything, everything affects the Manchester City coach. He made me more competitive. We had an impressive group of players, there were so many stars that created a unique chemistry between them. Without him, We would have won too. But that much? Impossible.” The duo won two Champions Leagues and three Ligas, and had an incredible 2008–2009 season with the first sextuplet in history.
“I give him a bottle of wine”
Pep Guardiola has compared his relationship with the Chicago Bulls legend Phil Jackson-Michael Jordan to the NBA. “I have to give him a bottle of wine to thank him for all the contracts, he wished me well, he joked, wished him well. I hope he is in good physical shape, that “he is training well. Take it and get stronger. It’s not easy being Lionel Messi in the world of football.”
Under the Catalan command, the PSG player scored 221 goals in 219 games and made 91 assists between 2008 and 2012. Guardiola also praised the performance of the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner of the Copa America. Albiceleste, “a great release” for him, according to Citizen Coach.