“I think Messi, even though he may have things outside the game or difficult moments or decisions about his future, shows in every game that he is still the Messi of all the games he has played since he started at Barcelona,” Pellegrini said.

According to Pellegrini Messi is a unique and different player

Manuel Pellegrini has praised Lionel Messi ahead of Real Betis’ meeting with Barcelona on Sunday night. After transfer requests, contract leak and constant questions about his future, the Argentine has focused on many headlines this season. “I think Messi, even though he may have things outside the game or difficult moments or decisions about his future. Leo shows in every game that he is still the Messi of all the games he has played since he started at Barcelona,” Pellegrini said. “He is a unique and different player who has carried Barcelona to fame for many years.

“I don’t think there is anything special that we can take advantage of with him. The decisive factor is that we have to have a good game. With personality, knowing that we are against good players. Don’t make mistakes, have high individual performances and keep the spirit the team has shown over the past two and a half months.”