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Messi: “I am lucky to have been coached by Pep and Lucho”

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La Sexta dropped yet another clip of their much-awaited interview with Lionel Messi, due to release on 27th December 2020. This one seems to reveal his admiration for two men in particular – Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique. Both of these managers have one thing in common, the glorious treble.

Messi starts talking about Guardiola – the man largely credited with making Messi the player that he is today, supplementing his team and Leo himself by altering formations, roles, and personnel.

“Pep has something special. He can make you see things in a brilliant way like how to defend, how to attack, how to prepare for games, etc.”

Guardiola’s Barcelona were truly different, something football fans had never seen before, or since that. But another Barça team came close to rivalling it – the 2014/15 tead led by Enrique and Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar (MSN). Messi mentions his admiration for Lucho as well, saying:

“I am lucky to have been coached by Pep and Lucho, the best coaches. Their mentality helped me grow and improve physically, mentally, and tactically.”

It seems like this Messi interview is going to unveil a lot, especially regarding his time at the club in the last 15 years. But more importantly, it will reveal what truly went down in the summer, and what Messi did to move on from that moment.

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Ousmane Dembélé talks Tuchel, Messi, Eto’o, Laporta

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In an interview with BeIN Sports, Ousmane Dembele spilled beans on various topics ranging from football to personal life. The interview was conducted before yesterday’s Clásico.

The French winger is reportedly a player who the new president, Joan Laporta, admires a lot. Even during his campaign, the Catalan lawyer raised the issue of Dembele’s renewal. The club has invested heavily in Dembele and has finally started to reap results.

When asked the question about his contract renewal, Dembele explained: “My future? I still have a year left on my contract. There have been no discussions with the club, I’m happy and I feel good.

“A new president has arrived and I don’t really know him, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.”

In all the reports that have come out and interviews given by the young players, all of them have mentioned that the club captain, Lionel Messi shares an exceptional with this new generation of players.

On the same lines the World Cup winner said: “Messi gives confidence to the young players in the team and helps us a lot. He gives me advice.”

Dembele is said to be liking his new role up top in the newly found 3-5-2 system by Koeman. He jokingly said in the interview that the dressing room now relates him to Samuel Eto’o, a former Barça legend: “As I now play up top, they call me Samuel Eto’o in the dressing room.”

The Barça winger had an excellent season at Dortmund which led to multiple European giants going into a bidding war for him.

His strike partner during his days in Germany was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whom the Frenchman regarded as `his favorite teammate’. He also said that `Thomas Tuchel is his favorite coach’.

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