Barcelona coach Guardiola: Messi made me better coach

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was delighted with four-goal Lionel Messi after victory over Espanyol.
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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was delighted with four-goal Lionel Messi after victory over Espanyol.

Guardiola said goodbye to the Nou Camp crowd with victory over Espanyol last night.

He said: “Leo has captured the limelight all season, I can’t be jealous. Expect him to keep on doing it in the future. I’ve tried to help him as much as I can, and he’s helped me improve and become a recognisable manager."

Messi decided to celebrate his fourth goal by hugging Guardiola, who added: “I’m grateful to Leo for the gesture. I’ve received a lot of love from the players this whole time, within the demands that unite us. I love them a lot and that’s what we have left.”

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