Leo Messi falls  to the floor after an entrance of Jaume Coast


Lineker: "Imagine Messi playing in the 80s ... They would give him all the time"

Published:31/01/2020 - 00:18h

Updated:31/01/2020 - 00:18h

Gary Lineker, former Barça player and faithful admirer of Messi, reviewed how football has changed since his time and took the opportunity to praise the Argentine. The Englishman also spoke of the comparison between Klopp and Guardiola, the best technicians in the Premier

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Gary Lineker played in the FC Barcelona three seasons in the years 80 and turned into a very wanted forward by the fans barcelonista. The English also saves a big memory of his stage in Can Barça, where won a Glass of Rey and a Recopa of Europe. It is one of the few English that has achieved to triumph in Spain and went with these two titles and with more than 40 goals with the T-shirt blaugrana.

Now, the British is commentator in England, but follows very to the so much of the actuality of the Barça. It is usual to read tuits of the ex attacker on the team culé or on Leo Messi, to the that admires deeply. In his last interview to the newspaper 'The Guardian', the also ex of the Leicester or of the Tottenham referred to the footballer rosarino. By enésima time, Lineker put by the clouds to the captain of the Barcelona.

The ex tip compared his period with the current and ensured that if Messi had played then had received a lot of more patadas, as it happened him to Maradona. Besides, elogió the capacity not to go to the floor when it receives an entrance of the '10'. "It imagines to Messi in the years 80. Like Maradona, Would be demolishing him every time. But one of the things that love me of Messi is that never it falls , always treats desperately to stand up . But if it had played in the years 80... There have been a lot of changes in the football", confirmed.

To the thread of this, Lineker admitted to envy the football of nowadays by the conditions in which they play all the footballers. "This is the only to what have envy now. The surfaces of game of today are like tables of billiard. When I played, once that happened August the lawn began to split . Afterwards it put weighed and helaba. Afterwards, when it dried , it inflated . The surfaces were sometimes more rival that the own rival team. The balloons rebounded throughout. Now it is much better", it recognised.

Lineker Spoke of the rivalry between Guardiola and Klopp

The English also referred to the rivalry between Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, probably the two better trainers of the Premier League. "They are different, but both stimulating. They are between the five better trainers of the world, maybe even between the two first. Two different styles and love me the two. Klopp Is probably more attractive and Pep is quite intense in his interviews post-split. I suppose that we have seen the dark side of Pep", commented.

Lineker Wanted to elogiar to Guardiola by his work since it began in the FC Barcelona. "What has done Guardiola is special. It was a very young trainer when it arrived to the Barcelona, but transformed to his players. Obviously they played a system based in Cruyff, that so much Pep like me play in the Barça. It treated to do the field the biggest possible when have the ball and, when no, reduce it", explained.

Finally, the ex Barcelona also praised to Klopp by his performance in the Liverpool and for having known create his own style of game. "Klopp Entered his own style: this dynamic game of pressure of high level that generate a state of excellent form and mental confidence in his players. What did Klopp in the Dortmund was remarkable and what has built in the Liverpool is still better. Obviously it has been involved in the signings and this is crucial", concluded.

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