Sports Koeman compares Messi to Maradona
Messi, the chef's surprise
© Supplied by Sports.fr Lionel Messi is equal to himself, brilliant in some matches, a little more discreet in others. Very reserved at the time of the arrival of Ronald Koeman at the head of FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi is now fully convinced by the Catalan coach. The lull is likely to be short-lived in Barcelona. A new storm is looming over the Barça .
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has allowed himself to compare his star Lionel Messi to 20th century icon Diego Maradona.It is never easy to compare two players from different generations. Those who lend themselves to the exercise take a great risk, especially if one of the footballers is in their own squad. This was the case with Ronald Koeman, the coach of Barça. , which is celebrated all over the world this Friday,
Galerie: Neymar, Lautaro, Messi ... Setién's dream eleven next season! (Onze Mondial)the Dutch technician dared to draw a parallel between “El Pibe del Oro” and “La Pulga”, in the person of Lionel Messi. Koeman refuses to rule on "In his day Diego Maradona was the best, but now it's Lionel Messi who is the best," said the Barcelona coach. An intelligent statement that avoids attracting the wrath of fans of one of the two Argentinian legends. Note that although he played at the same time as Maradona, Koeman never had the chance to face him on a pitch. So he couldn't see it at work with his own eyes. On the other hand, with the six-fold Golden Ball, he has this privilege every day.
Barcelona: Koeman initially leaves Messi on the bench .
Cologne (SID) - Six-time world footballer Lionel Messi was initially benched by FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman in Saturday's La Liga game against Betis Sevilla. "We're not talking about an injury, it's just not fresh enough," said Koeman assistant Alfred Schreuder, former TSG Hoffenheim coach.