Unbelievable report emerges from Spain, damming the world’s best player…
Barcelona star Lionel Messi, widely regarded as the best player in the world, and probably the best player of all time, bullies and harasses his inferior teammates, claims Spanish publication El Confidencial.
A sensational article has been released in the Spanish media that claims four time consecutive Ballon D’or winner Messi is not the golden boy we perhaps think he is.
Known as much for his humble, respectful, well mannered approach, as he is for his unrivalled talent, the Argentine has apparently reduced younger teammates to tears.
“What are you doing? You’re nobody. Pass me the ball – you ‘re here to play for me,” the Argentine reportedly said to Spanish youngster Christian Tello.
Tello was outraged by the fact senior Barcelona players and management routinely ignore Messi’s behaviour…
Messi is (arguably rightly) regarded as superior by Barcelona chiefs, and a law of silence surrounding his attitude is enforced.
Big money Chilean signing Alexis Sanchez has also felt the wrath of Messi’s tongue on the Barcelona training pitch.
“You’re so bad, I do not know how you could cost so much,” the little Argentine apparently said.
The reports emanate from the Spanish Under-19 camp, as Gerardo Deulofeu (now on-loan at Everton) and Alejandro Grimaldo broke Barcelona’s silence on Messi’s behaviour to fellow teammates.
Whether the reports are entirely true or not, or just subject to hyperbole, they will not do the reputation of the brilliant Messi any good whatsoever.
However, it’s important to note that Messi has been a Barcelona player since he was 13-years-old, and to assume he never exchanged choice words with a teammate during training would be farcical.
Until quotes from players themselves emerge, flatly condemning Messi’s attitude, this story should surely be regarded as hearsay.