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Coach Of Pique's Club On Alleged Spat With Messi

The new manager of the club Gerard Pique partly owns has broken his silence on the alleged spat he had with Lionel Messi during his time as an assistant coach at FC Barcelona.

Read: Pique Appoints His Ex-Coach For His Club

Eder Sarabia was unveiled as FC Andorra's new boss this week after part-owner Pique personally called him to convince him he is the right man to lead the third division side.

However, Sarabia soon had to answer questions about his time at Barcelona, where he worked as an assistant under ex-Blaugrana manager Quique Setien, and his reported fallout with Messi came up.

"We arrived at Barcelona at a difficult time. Messi showed he wasn't happy, not just with us but with the club," he told El Partidazo de COPE and Radio MARCA.

"I don't know if Leo said goodbye to Setien, not to me."

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There were reports of a heated dressing room clash between Sarabia and several players after a match between the Blaugrana and Celta Vigo in June last year.

However, Sarabia insisted things were not as bad as was reported, otherwise Pique would not have picked him to lead his club.

"One thing is clear: if a person like Gerard, who was in that dressing room and is leading this project, has chosen me to lead the team, I think that dispels any rumours that be out there or misunderstood," he added.

"There are moments of tension, and we're not going to deny that there are arguments in the dressing room.

"In Vigo, what happened happened, but they are things that aren't going anywhere, that are understood to be a part of the job, with the high demands, but there's no problem."

Read: Opponent: Messi Got Angry & Hit Me In Face

 

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