While there has been a lot of negative news surrounding Lionel Messi of late, one FC Barcelona player is grateful to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner for the way he has helped him so far.
Following Messi's controversial and drawn-out transfer saga in August and the beginning of September, the Argentine has been the subject of a number of reports that do not paint him in the best light.
Former Barcelona manager Setien publicly claimed Messi was difficult to manage, serving as a reminder to many that, while the forward is generally quite shy, he might not always be the easiest to please.
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After Setien's remarks, another report suggested that the Argentine once asked the Spaniard to respect the Blaugrana players who had won more silverware than him, once again casting a dark shadow over his recent time in Spain.
New arrival Pedri, however, has so far enjoyed a great working relationship with Messi, whom he says has given him a lot of help on and off the field.
"He helps me a lot on the pitch, Messi is giving me a lot of advice and that is brilliant," the 17-year-old said, according to Diario Sport.
"We have to enjoy him and not get involved in his future, that is up to him, now is only about learning from him."