Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise onto his captain Lionel Messi for his "
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"What he does is not only difficult, but he does it again and again ... That takes enormous mental strength. I have never known anyone with such an amazing competitive spirit."
Messi is the best player in history and if he wants Valverde to stay then he should. The players know what's best for them.— Mohamed Sahid (@MohamedSahid3) December 28, 2018
Praise between both Messi and Valverde isn't one-sided either. Recently, Barcelona's captain made his stance that he wants the Spaniard to stay at the club
That's not only due to their relationship, however, as it is claimed that Messi was taken by surprise with how well Valverde reads the game.
As things stand, Barcelona are on course to retain their league title this season. However, they are only three points clear of Atlético Madrid