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He is the strongest - Guardiola praises Messi

Sun 23 May 2021 | 13:52

Man City boss hails Messi’s ‘competitive mentality’.

Lionel Messi

’s contract with


will expire at June 30 and the Argentine superstar has yet to reach an agreement for a contract extension with the club. Messi has been heavily tipped for a possible move to

Manchester City

to work under his former coach, Pep Guardiola.

The Citizens boss, Guardiola, has admired Messi in a


interview, praising the 33-year-old’s ‘competitive mentality’.

"He's very strong, the strongest. Beyond his quality, it's his mentality, his head,"

Guardiola said.

"In four years at Barcelona, we played a lot of games in training and he didn't lose even one. If he had lost, he would've left. He has that competitive mentality that only four or five players in history have, they have something different.

"We all knew that Messi was the best, but then there were six or seven others who were strong and others who didn't play because the others were so strong."

source: SportMob