On loan to German side Schalke, Jean-Clair Todibo revealed that Barça players are prohibited to tackle Leo Messi too hard in team training, following The ‘Leo Messi Rule’.
The Barça defender, currently on loan at Bundesliga side Schalke, Jean-Clair Todibo said in a talk regarding the master of Catalans; the little man’s Leo Messi rule that Barça players have to follow in the training.
Todibo On Leo Messi Rule
Discussing the time Todibo had with six-time-golden-ball winner he told about the Messi rule.
“We all knew that he couldn’t get injured,” Todibo told German publication Bild per Marca:
“Messi was defended very carefully in training.”
“I learned a lot from Messi and I even tackled him a few times, but I was careful not to hurt him.”
However, it is not surprising the lengths and huge apex of protection-shield for Catalan’s star man.
One can get to know how important Leo is to Barcelona when it comes to rescuing the Spanish giants in a match when the magician plays…., you can expect from the six-time European Golden shoe winner to deliver at the spot.
This year, when he sat back in the recovering stage, despite the injury he leads the chart of goal scorers in Laliga. But yet, when the main number 9 of Barça, Messi’s partner in crime, Luis Suarez got injured the little man controlled the striking area of Barça.
Barca Manager on Messi Rule
Taking in a press, The replacement of Ernesto Valverde, Quique Setien said in a press conference that it is hard to rest the winger.
“No one can escape who Leo Messi is,” Setien told Marca.
With all the players, when I want something, I will try to convince them that it is the best for them.
“I try to convince, rather than impose. They usually end up listening to me.”
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The World Cup winner on Argentine international and on his time at Barça
Barça new signing, World Cup winner with France, Antoine Griezmann told DAZN per GOAL reported:
“Leo is the strongest player in the world and it’s nice to share the pitch with him. I try to understand his movements and move well when he has the ball to have a better connection.”
The French international at bit struggled to get past his previous sets, found the way hard to go-tight with Catalans in his first season. But he said is happy to be with them in Laliga.
“It’s a pride thing, I’m very happy to be in Barcelona. My father is very happy to see his son playing at Barcelona,” the French international said.
“I want to write the history of this club. I have to work to do it, I have to work to be important for this club,” Barça winger told.
The World Cup winner further added into the talk: “I hope to improve both in goals and assists. I’m adapting, trying to learn as much about the tactics as possible.”
“I feel very good, physically and mentally. I really want to work. I really want to improve.”