Pep: Barca Will Be Almost Unbeatable With Messi
Pep Guardiola: FC Barcelona Will Be Almost Unbeatable With Lionel Messi
Former FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has insisted that as long as the Catalan club have Lionel Messi, they will be "almost unbeatable".
Despite Barca failing to win the UEFA Champions League or La Liga title last season, Guardiola still sees his former side as an impressive group, saying that with Messi in their ranks, they are nearly unplayable.
"I see Barcelona a lot better than how they see it over there," the 46-year-old told Catalan newspaper L'Esportiu.
"The work of Luis Enrique has been excellent. With him, when they were good, they were almost unbeatable. They have played very good football.
"While Messi is around, this will be the case. And I am not saying that the players that have been signed are bad."
Messi was in phenomenal form for Barca last season, scoring 54 goals and assisting a further 19 strikes in 52 games.
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