Ander Herrera Reveals How Lionel Messi Has Been a Leader at PSG

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Herrera reveals Messi's leadership skills at PSG
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Lionel Messi is nearing completing two months of his transfer to French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has revealed that he has been left spellbound by Messi's leadership skills "behind-the-scenes" at the club.

In speaking to Cadena Ser‘s “El Larguero” show, Herrera revealed intriguing details into the kind of person and team leader that Messi is.

“In football there are types of leadership,” Herrera said. “There are those of words, of a captain who encourages and then there are leaders who set an example. That’s Leo. When he arrives in Paris and is the first one in the gym, when he doesn’t take the rounds as a joke, that’s a leader by example.

“Seeing that the number one doesn’t take anything as a joke makes the younger players say, ‘if the number one is like that, we have to follow him.'”

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Messi has made two appearances for his new club up until now and hasn't made a single goal contribution as of yet.

The maestro will have the chance to get off the mark in terms of his goal tally when PSG take on arch-rivals Olympique Lyonnais in the upcoming round of Ligue 1 games.