- Jan 4, 2021
- Enyimba F.C.
If you’re not (as you say) a Messi fan, then you’re pretty emotional, and I’m not sure why. If you disagree, just say you disagree, don’t get all emotional because it doesn’t make you look very smart.1. that’s an outright and complete lie. Messi was never injured for half a season under Rijkaad.
2. stop with this diet stuff honestly. It’s fishing to the extreme. Players have shit eating and training habits at a young age. It’s normal. The people around them are supposed to change it.
3. completely changed his position? Yes I do recall Messi being left back under Rijkaard. Thank feck for Pep possessing the foresight to change him to an attacker/left sided forward .
4. For sure. Incredible foresight again to build your team around the player who every tom, dick and Harry at Barca had pencilled in as a generational talent.
5. I didn’t actually say Pep did nothing for him. I took exception to you saying “Also fair to say that Messi might not be the player that he is today without Pep”.
I can’t stress it enough, this is one of the most stupid comments I’ve ever read on here. (And last week I saw someone say Fred is as good as Kante)
Messi has had a near 15 reign as one of the best footballers in the world and you think that might not have happened because for three years Pep told him to stop drinking Irn Bru and eating dib dabs. I can use hyperbole too...
6. the absolute irony of you trying to pass this off as extreme fandom on my part
For what it’s worth, no I’m not a “Messi fan” in the sense you’re implying.
I just find it completely idiotic to claim the greatest player of all time somehow wouldn’t have become just that if it wasn’t for Pep Guardiola.
Have you seen the goals and things Messi has done over the years? Go and re watch and tell us how these might not have happened if not for Pep Guardiola.
My statement that you quoted refers to how Messi may have been a different type of player if not for Pep. I never said he wouldn’t have been a great player.
Also please don’t assume that you know everything and no one else knows anything because that also doesn’t make you look very smart. I’ve watched his whole career, and the way he was trending prior to the false 9 switch was to the level of scoring that a Dinho (his idol and mentor) or a Maradona had. The position switch and the building of the team around him made a lot of difference.
If you think Messi would have scored the same amount of goals irrespective of coaching, position, set ups, systems and teammates, then I refer you to his Argentina career as exhibit A.
This is the last time that I’ll be responding to you because you are clearly incapable of civil discourse.