Barcelona star Messi: Shock Guardiola exit saddened me

Barcelona star Lionel Messi admits coach Pep Guardiola's departure "shocked" him. Messi says he was "shocked and saddened" by Guardiola's decision to leave Barcelona.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi admits coach Pep Guardiola's departure "shocked" him.

Messi says he was "shocked and saddened" by Guardiola's decision to leave Barcelona.

"We had a wonderful time for four years, winning many titles," said Messi.

On Guardiola's replacement, Tito Vilanova, he added: "It won't be easy for him. Pep won everything. The coach is very important in these achievements."

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