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Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by ogbiwa: 8:34am On Feb 05
Lionel Messi has criticised Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal for saying players were not working hard under former coach Ernesto Valverde.

Valverde was sacked in January and replaced by Quique Setien.

Abidal, a former team-mate of Messi, made the comments in an interview with Spanish newspaper Diario Sport.

But on Tuesday Messi, 32, responded: "When you talk about players, you have to give names because if not, it gives air to things which are not true."

Valverde was sacked when Barcelona were top of La Liga.

In the newspaper interview Abidal said: "Many players weren't satisfied or working hard and there was also an internal communication problem.

"The relationship between the coach and the dressing room has always been good but there are things as an ex-player that I could smell. I told the club what I thought and we reached a decision [on Valverde]."

Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi responded on Instagram, writing: "Sincerely, I don't like to do these things but I think that people have to be responsible for their jobs and own their decisions.

"The players [are responsible] for what happens on the pitch and we are the first to admit when we haven't been good. The heads of the sports department have to take their responsibilities too and above all own the decisions they make."

In his interview with Diario Sport, Abidal also said he thought Messi was happy at the club and a new contract for the Argentine talisman was currently being negotiated.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51380481

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Abfinest007(m): 9:14am On Feb 05
messi can get anyone sack including president of d club

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Nehyooh(m): 1:05pm On Feb 05
Abfinest007:
messi can get anyone sack including president of d club
cool

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by lexyman(m): 1:34pm On Feb 05
shocked
Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Stephendeals: 2:06pm On Feb 05
cheesy

I hope they will not turn this issue to another Messi vs Ronaldo thread!

In my opinion Abidal should have exercise a little more restraint, though he might be saying the honest truth







In other news
Happy Birthday to Cristiano Ronaldo

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Dupepython: 2:07pm On Feb 05
It's very annoying when you trying your best and it's not showing

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Abboki: 2:07pm On Feb 05
Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Rowlandjude(m): 2:07pm On Feb 05
Lol, Messi is there no need to work hard.

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by cRobo: 2:07pm On Feb 05
Messi now feels he owns Barca

He has no right to question the sporting director

Messi is just too full of himself

That why you will never see humble Cristiano Rinaldo in mess like this

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by fredoooooo: 2:07pm On Feb 05
Abidal dont start o abeg ..
Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Mistaicey2288(m): 2:07pm On Feb 05
Lol... This Midget should just shut up and move to another club if e sure for am.. When you decide to remain in a place for a long time, things like this are bound to happen. That's why Ronaldo is the real GOAT.. Nigga has tasted almost every league and has proven himself worthy in all... This one just stays in one place all the while and expects not to get criticised there sometimes?

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Situation001(m): 2:07pm On Feb 05
when

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Lorenzop: 2:07pm On Feb 05
Abidal went too far by going public...

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by oluwatosink: 2:07pm On Feb 05
Even juve sacked their coach for sarri.
No big deal.
If players are not doing well. it's the coach faults

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by BabyApple: 2:08pm On Feb 05
i need a job pease

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Discombulator: 2:08pm On Feb 05
With the crap they're playing he shouldn't even be talking, wtf did he choose not to pass to griezman all through the last Match.
In other words abidal should watch it or he will get a lengthy sack letter very soon.

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by TonyeBarcanista(m): 2:08pm On Feb 05
Abidal should respect himself

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by KendrickAyomide: 2:08pm On Feb 05
wink
Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by vincentjk(m): 2:09pm On Feb 05
Intra-club war
Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by sotall(m): 2:09pm On Feb 05
undecided
Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by INTEGRITYA1(m): 2:09pm On Feb 05
6 times Ballon d'or winner no be joke ooooooooooo.

Even Ororo is still looking up either he will catch up with Messi.

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by aristocratic5(m): 2:09pm On Feb 05
Hmmmmmm
Sometimes I wonder weda na Messi get barca

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by NuissancePolice(m): 2:10pm On Feb 05
Messi ma nigga.

Share for Messi, like for the other guy in Italy who has been winning instagrammon d'or while others are winning ballon d'or and whose name shall remain unmentioned for my own personal safety on this thread grin

#modified
Come on Messi fans, we can do it. Don't let them win...

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Femich18(m): 2:10pm On Feb 05
Messi is very right here

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by KendrickAyomide: 2:10pm On Feb 05
Baba is right. You can't rub the blame on everyone. If you are accusing players you should be able to point out the players instead of using the word "many" , thereby making everyone look bad

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Formularcr7: 2:10pm On Feb 05
Uncle Messi, please admit you've been lazy

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by gideonite98(m): 2:10pm On Feb 05
he's trying to tell you to put in more effort like your big brother Ronaldo grin grin

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by ArmaniUhuru: 2:10pm On Feb 05
Messi is having a poor season: 19 goals in 24 games.


Ronaldo is having a good season: 22 goals in 27 games.





Atewo for the GOAT.

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Re: Messi Criticizes Eric Abidal For Saying Barca Players Don't Work Hard by Memphitz537(m): 2:11pm On Feb 05
Asides the laurels he has won with Barcelona FC,can somebody mention what else Messi has won so far in his playing career??

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