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Messi Is An Easy-going Player – Koeman


Ronald Koeman has dismissed claims that FC Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi is difficult to manage.

Former Barcelona coach Quique Setien says the Argentina captain was difficult to manage during his brief spell in charge last season at Camp Nou.

However, during a press conference on Tuesday, Koeman countered Setien’s claim and defended Messi.

“Everyone has their opinion and I respect that but I can only say that Messi is a very, very good player, the best in the world. I see his ambition, his character but he is not a player I have difficulty managing.

“Every coach is different but for me, he is the captain and I talk to him every week about things in the dressing room and on the pitch and there is a good relationship.

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“I don’t agree (with Setien) but I respect his opinion and what he has experienced.”  Koeman said.