Barcelona's Messi: Guardiola one of the lads

Lionel Messi admits he's enjoying playing for new Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. "Yes, definitely," said Messi. "He is a coach who is very close to the players and he seems part of the squad, one of the players. "He's also hooked us, he is constantly giving instructions and teaching us what he wants. And we are trying to soak up everything he says so to do the best we can."

Lionel Messi admits he's enjoying playing for new Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

"Yes, definitely," said Messi. "He is a coach who is very close to the players and he seems part of the squad, one of the players.

"He's also hooked us, he is constantly giving instructions and teaching us what he wants. And we are trying to soak up everything he says so to do the best we can."

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