Lionel Messi is “tricky to regulate” at Camp Nou, in step with former Barcelona head trainer Quique Setien.
Setien was once sacked by way of Barca following a tumultuous 2019-20 season which noticed the membership dethroned by way of sour competitors Actual Madrid in LaLiga and humiliated 8-2 by way of Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarter-finals.
Former Actual Betis boss Setien was once changed by way of Ronald Koeman on the finish of the marketing campaign, having most effective crammed the void left by way of Ernesto Valverde in January.
Setien hailed Messi however mirrored on a troublesome duration with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in Barcelona.
“I feel Messi is the most productive of all time,” Setien instructed El Pais. “There were different nice gamers who’ve been nice, however the continuity that this boy has had all over the years has no longer been had by way of any person.
“Leo is tricky to regulate. Who am I to switch him! If they’ve accredited him as he’s for years and feature no longer modified him.
“There’s any other side past simply the participant and it’s tougher to regulate. A lot more tricky. It’s one thing inherent in lots of athletes that may be noticed within the Michael Jordan documentary [‘The Last Dance’]. You spot stuff you don’t be expecting.
“He’s very reserved however he makes you notice the issues that he desires. He doesn’t communicate a lot.”
Setien, who has introduced felony motion over the dealing with of his Barca dismissal, added: “After leaving what I’m transparent on is that at positive instances will have to have made different choices, however there’s one thing above you: the membership.
“And it’s above the president, the participant, the trainer. It’s the membership and the enthusiasts. They’re those to whom you owe the best admire, and you have got to do what’s maximum handy for the membership as an entire.”