Martino says he made the decision in consultation with the superstar.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs about both sides understanding each other. Messi understands what this is about. It‚Äôs clear that we talked about it and it‚Äôs clear that I also have to be sufficiently careful to not sub him off five times in a row. It‚Äôs a relationship that requires balance,‚ÄĚ said Martino.
He continued: ‚ÄúThis is how I intend to deal with Messi and the players. The decisions are made by me, but I rarely make drastic decisions without talking to the players first. I feel more comfortable if there‚Äôs dialogue between us. There‚Äôs nothing wrong if I have to reconsider my opinion if a player convinces me.‚ÄĚ
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