Laudrup: Barcelona now too dependent on Messi

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup feels Barcelona rely too much on Lionel Messi.

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup feels Barcelona rely too much on Lionel Messi.

Laudrup graced the Nou Camp as a player between 1989 and 1994, winning the European Cup in 1992, and feels the Catalan club have become too dependent on the Argentina forward.

"When they (Bayern Munich) saw Messi was on the bench nobody thought it was possible to see a comeback (after a 4-0 first-leg defeat)," the Dane said.

"They have a great team but it's a little bit worrying that everything is related to the ability of Messi. Even if he is the best player in the world, it can be a problem."

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