Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi feels Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has harmed the game.
The Argentine forward played some of his best football under the guidance of Guardiola at Barcelona in what is widely regarded as the best club side in history.
Speaking during an interview with Universo Valdano, he recalled his time at Barcelona with Guardiola.
“Guardiola did football a lot of harm because everything we did seemed very simple and everyone wanted to copy him,” Messi remarked.
“After that period I’ve met a lot of Guardiola-style teams and then you realise what we did.
“Pep has something special to prepare the games, to see them, to analyse them and to communicate.”