According to Football Espana, Lionel Messi sits out in the latest training of Barcelona. Is it because he was injured or there are any other reasons? 

Luckily, the Argentine striker sits out in the training as he just came back with the team from the international break. A heavy schedule prevented Lionel Messi from having a needed break, and he was allowed to have a day off from training. Besides him, Frenkie de Jong and Miralem Pjanic are also permitted to sit out in the training.

Messi was so tired that he was accused of being the cause behind a terrible form of Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona. The French striker arrived at the club from Athletico Madrid with a transfer fee of more than 100 million euros. Nonetheless, he could not fit himself into the tactics of new club, and afterward a year, Griezmann showed that he probably was wrong to join Barcelona.

Messi is a dream teammate, said by Rakitic. Photo: AFP

Although Griezmann failure at Barcelona was not Messi’s fault, the Argentine player is always blamed for blocking the development of his teammate at Barcelona. “I’m tired of always being the problem for everything at the club,” Messi said.

While Griezmann’s uncle discouraged Messi by saying that the Argentine player blocked his nephew development at Barcelona, Ivan Rakitic-former teammate of Messi-praised his former captain. He described Messi as “a dream teammate for any players.”

Rakitic confessed that playing with Messi was a remarkable experience of any players. “One hundred per cent football. It doesn’t matter who you are, you just have to watch and enjoy this guy. He’s on another level,” he said. The Croatian midfielder has played belongside Messi in 311 games, and he said that it was a dream.

Unlikely to the accusation of Spanish media, Rakitic believed that Messi is the number one player and every players can learn something from him.

 

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