Former Barcelona coach Quique Setien mentioned he discovered Lionel Messi a tough participant to handle however his successor Ronald Koeman enjoys a special relationship with the Argentinian ahead.
Messi, 33, handed Barcelona an official discover in August of his need to terminate his contract earlier than ultimately deciding to remain in Spain for this season. Setien was sacked after Barcelona ended the 2019-20 season empty handed.
“I don’t agree with Setien however I respect his opinion and what he has skilled,” Koeman mentioned forward of Wednesday’s Champions League conflict in opposition to Dynamo Kyiv.
“Messi is an excellent participant, the most effective on the planet. I see his ambition however he isn’t a participant I’ve issue managing. Each coach is completely different – however for me, he’s the captain and I speak to him each week about issues within the dressing room and on the pitch and there’s a good relationship.”
Barcelona, who adopted up a 5-1 thrashing of Hungary’s Ferencvaros with a 2-0 win at Juventus, are high of Group G with six factors.