Juan Carlos Unzué in a Barça-Celtic

UNZUÉ DISSECTED THE 'STAR'

Unzué: "Messi is the best because he has improved his talent with time and work"

Published:15/04/2020 - 17:00h

Updated:15/04/2020 - 17:00h

Juan Carlos Unzué, ex-Barça, spoke to an Argentine media about Leo Messi. The former second of Luis Enrique praised the Argentine for his work and his strength to stay on top of football throughout his career

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Juan Carlos Unzué, ex second trainer of the FC Barcelona in the era Luis Enrique, spoke with the Argentinian newspaper 'Olé' on Leo Messi. The pamplonica coincided with the '10' Barcelona during long and knows him very well. Precisely therefore it confessed that it hallucinates when seeing the capacity that has had to keep in the highest so many years. "To me there is a thing that goes back me crazy of Leo: the capacity that had and has to keep in the step of the time. The difficult is not so much become number one, but keep in his maximum level and always with the intention to evolve during all his career. This is impressive", commented.

The ex barcelonista recognised that the ambition of the rosarino traspasaba the terrain of game and carried it even to the trainings. The same that have said already others in the past, see train to the captain always has been a show. "It is not that he in the party want to be the best, neither that did everything to be the determinant. This ambition and this competitiveness showed them in each training. They do not imagine what is each train with him. What Leo did the Sundays we enjoyed it every day", recognised.

To the hour to speak of the Argentinian, many signal that the talent is his main virtue and shelve the work that has done day in day out during more than a decade. Unzué Wanted to stand out mainly this to explain the reason by which has been the best all these years. "Be supported by the step of the time includes an enormous daily care. The people thinks that one is the best by the natural talent, but the talent improves over time and with thework . Always it was a boy that in spite of his conditions wanted to improve. That it say that it is the most intelligent, is to repeat me", puntualizó.

Personally, besides, the ex technician of Celtic or Girona also had a good relation with Messi, as he signals remembering even his stage like trainer of guardametas. "I felt me, from my starts, very near to Leo, by his form tobe . Even like trainer of goalkeepers. One of my archers was José Manuel Paint, and Leo was of his best friends, there was a big relation. Besides, he knew that I had had to Bilardo of trainer, and spoke a lot of football", aimed.

Besides, it stood out that his mental fortress and the arrival of his family have helped a lot to that Messi advance and grow like player and person. "I saw it arrive to Portugal, in his debut in the first team, in 2005, and also had it with 32 years. I saw this evolution in the personal. There are two key things in Leo, the fortress and the familiar unit. Would have to say it he, but by my vivencias personal think that this helped it a lot. And the arrival of his marriage and his children resulted moments of his familiar life very important to keep this ambition and this stability that is so difficult for the players of this level", confirmed.

Unzué Spoke of the internal problems of the Barça

Finally, Unzué also spoke of the problems in the directive of the Barça, something that has repeated during a lot of years in the club. "Alas, there are things that in the club do not change over time. It is a different club because it keeps on being of the partners, is not an anonymous society. Each true time there are elections, when this raisin begin to divide and each one takes advantage of his interests and try win his battles to be inside", began saying.

The ex goalkeeper thinks that these internal battles, as the one who is having now with the problem of Rousaud and the resignations, do not help at all to the club and to the footballers. "By the majority of the situations that I lived, do not say that this prejudice in the day to the day of the team, but does not help at all. It generates a noise that Cruyff called 'the surroundings', famous because it does not contribute. The Barcelona has big players and the rest of the teams also has them, and can not play the club with this disadvantage", concluded.

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