Andoni Zubizarreta was the sports director who brought Tata Martino to FC Barcelona in 2013 after the departure of the late Tito Vilanova, in the only season that the Argentine was at the controls of the Barça ship. The historic Barcelona goalkeeper and the Barça team have spoken with Vicente del Bosque in El País in which he revealed a controversial episode between Tata and a whole Leo Messi.
“Tata Martino, when he was at Barça, used to say to Leo: I know that if you call the president, he will throw me out, but hell, you don’t have to show me every day. I know, “he said, speaking about the importance of stars having a good relationship with their coach, or at least the same vision.
‘Zubi’ also wanted to criticize Messi’s behavior for “not being a neighborhood boy.” “Messi has not been able to show the image of a neighborhood player, that is, to be a very good teammate, to have good behavior in the club to be an ideal footballer. His big problem is that he competes against himself, “he says.”There are players who represent much more than being a great player and Leo is one of those“, Add.
He also referred to his intention to leave FC Barcelona: “His loss should have been measured from the perspective of the loss of a footballer itself and the loss to the competition, for the kids who pay attention and want to be the best. “