Coach Josep Guardiolawho directed Lionel Messi in his successful cycle in Barcelonaresponded to the current Inter Miami star who had made a comparison between the Spanish club and the Argentine national teamand left no room for controversy.
The Argentine captain declared after the victory against Peru by South American Qualifiers: “This team is impressive, it continues to grow game after game and plays better and better.”
He was then asked if Argentina plays like the multi-champion team that he was part of in the 2009-2010 season: “Compare it with the Barcelona, which is the best team in history, is a lot. But it is very close, because of everything it has been showing, because of what it does game after game and what it achieved.”
Guardiola’s response to the Messi comparison
For his part, in a press conference, Guardiola They asked him for a comment on the player’s statements, and he noted: “With the intuition and quality he has Messi to analyze what happened in football, why shouldn’t I believe him? He’s been on both sides.”
“To be compared to the world champions is something beautiful”declared the Spaniard, who directed Messi until 2012, to then continue his career as coach at Bayern Munich, and then Manchester City.
Messifor his part, extended his relationship with Barcelona until 2021, when he was transferred, somewhat unexpectedly, to the PSGwhere he played two more seasons, until arriving at the Inter Miamiwhere it is currently located.
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