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Messi: How I Feel About Being Benched

Lionel Messi: How I Feel About Being Benched

By Kurt Buckerfield - Dec 07, 2017 09:27 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has explained how he feels about being a substitute on occasion at the Catalan club.

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The Argentine has been named among the substitutes in Barca's past two UEFA Champions League matches, a spot he has not had to get used to since his breakout season in Barca's senior side when he was just 17 years old.

However, the 30-year-old has insisted he understands how important rest is as the constant game time take its toll on his body more now than in his younger days as a footballer.

"I have come to understand that the season is long and that some periods are more important than others," he explained during an interview with TyC Sports.

"Years ago, my body didn't feel it but now it starts to feel the strain.  

"Of course, it is tough being a sub, but I have come to understand it is for the best."

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Messi has been in great form for the Blaugrana so far this season, scoring 17 goals and assisting a further six strikes in 22 matches.

Do you think Messi can learn to be effective from the bench? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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#eddie Joined: 16 Dec 2016
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#eddie Dec 09, 2017 12:22 PM
That is called being humble.....
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Bhakalona 4lyf Dec 08, 2017 10:23 PM
You are lying Messi there is someone who is playing better than you.Only Mr Big engine CR7.
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BucsEternally Dec 07, 2017 01:37 PM
Ronaldo Will Start Every Game Untill He Reaches 40 Because He Is Desperate To Prove A Point While Messi Keeps Playing Like Anybody Else As He Has No Point To Prove Because The World Knows He Is The Messiah Of Football
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Michaeltshigama Dec 07, 2017 12:12 PM
This guy is 30 n I've never had such bull from CR7 before it's seems like we've got another Bukenya in Barcow
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Thembelani_James Dec 07, 2017 11:18 AM
mr killer pass...
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Fhulu m Dec 07, 2017 10:50 AM
Fair enough
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Faysal Dec 07, 2017 09:31 AM
Well said player

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