I can’t tell him how to dribble or how to get through or shoot because he is an artist on these things, and we should not advise him on these topics.
Lionel Messi is an ‘Artist’
Leo Messi is training hard as a player, as he is already an “artist,” said Spanish coach Luis Enrique, who acknowledged that the player’s manager does not need to rehearse the Barcelona star for its original gameplay. Messi, who is considered by many to be one of the best players of his generation and the history of the game, won the record sixth Ballon d’Or last year following the results of another successful season in La Liga. The Argentine captain may have been in the form of his career, even when he seems to be approaching his relative twilight years, continuing to drive the Catalan club further, even amid their managerial changes this season.
Messi does everything by his own
The former boss of Barca Luis Enrique, who coached Messi from 2014 to 2017 before he led the Spanish national team in 2018, now admitted that he could convey little to the attacker in terms of his style. Instead, he says that he had to figure out how best to use his considerable talents in the formations and tactical approaches that his manager preferred. “How do we train Leo Messi?” – He said during a question and answer session organized by the Spanish national team. “There is a little bit of everything. I can’t tell him how to dribble or how to get through or shoot because he is an artist on these things, and we should not advise him on these topics.
We only advise him where we want the ball on the pitch
“But things related to the systems we use, situations or things as a more general level that are beneficial to us, we’ll probably tell him.” How to create pressure in a certain way, where we want the ball, what spaces on the field it should occupy to try to get the shot. During the suspension from participation in La Liga, Messi sat both on the goal and the assist charts, leading in a significant march before the last months of the campaign. He also made three hat-tricks on his Spanish top-flight this season to beat Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the list for all-time for most of such yields in competition history.
Because Barca is at the top of the summit, the 32-year-old will be widely inclined to add to his already big run with the club claiming every significant domestic and European honor during his career at Camp Nou. Luis Enrique, meanwhile, now faces an additional 12-month wait to take Spain to Euro 2020, which has been confirmed to be delayed earlier this month due to the spread of Covid-19.