Ronald Koeman explained how he handled the controversy surrounding Lionel Messi who wanted to leave Barcelona last summer shortly after the Dutch manager’s arrival at the club.
“When I arrived I was told that Messi was unhappy. I went to his house and we talked. He explained the reasons why he was dissatisfied and he was sincere. I told him that the only thing I could change were football issues: the game system, his position on the pitch, his importance in the team. But the problems I had with the club have not been able to solve them ”, explained Koeman in an interview with the newspaper Sport.
“Despite the problems he had with the club, Messi has shown me that he is a person who wants to win titles and remain the best,” added the Dutchman, also defender: “Barça was, is and will be a better team with Put yourself out without him. “