During an interview for El Pais, former Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, stated that it is difficult to manage Barcelona star man and ‘’the best player in history,’’ Lionel Messi. Setien who discussed alongside Spain’s World Cup winning coach, Vicente Del Bosque, disclosed that there was nothing he could do to change Messi during his seven months reign as the head coach at FC Barcelona. Setien, 62, replaced Ernesto Valverde in January 2020, and only spent seven months in charge of the Barcelona bench, as club recorded one of their heaviest defeats in the UEFA Champions League after an 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the European elite competition.
There are players that aren’t easy to manage, and Leo is one of them. You also have to remember that he’s the best player in history and who am I to try and change him as a player? I can’t do anything if those at the club have accepted him for how he is and haven’t changed him for years. It’s not just the player that you have to manage, there another side and that is much more complicated. It’s something which is built into many sportspeople like we saw in the Michael Jordan documentary [The Last Dance]. You see things that you don’t expect to see. He’s very reserved but he makes you see the things that he wants. He doesn’t talk much, but he looks
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