Everyone looks better than they are thanks to Lionel Messi, reveals Ronald Koeman


Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has admitted that former Blaugrana player Lionel Messi is like a tyrant during training as he sets very high standards during his time with the Spanish club. Messi left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer over the summer on a two-year contract.

Over the summer, Lionel Messi became a free agent after his contract with Barcelona expired and negotiations on a new deal were never successful due to the Spanish club’s financial difficulties and inability to comply with La Liga salary regulations. The Argentina captain then left his childhood club for a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain to continue his immaculate legacy in his football career.

The 34-year-old has set the bar high at Camp Nou by becoming one of the greatest players football has ever seen. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has made 778 appearances for Barcelona while scoring 672 goals and providing 301 assists in all competitions. Current Barcelona boss Koeman, who has worked with the Argentinian for a season, has revealed that the PSG star constantly sets the bar high during practices and practices while being frustrated if he doesn’t win during the workouts.

“Of course, he had good players around him, but he made the difference. Everyone seems better than them because of him. It’s not a criticism, but an observation. When we were doing a training session. finishing during practice there were sometimes players who started hitting easy balls, a bit of nonsense. But with Messi, everything was: boom, boom, boom, boom. No frills, everything worked. And I always wanted to win everything, ”Koeman told Voetbal International

“With him, the older players have never lost an exercise against the younger ones. It happened once and Messi was seriously angry about it for a week. Truly a tyrant, “he added.

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