Speaking to Argentine radio network Vivo C5N via Twitter, Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s past verdict on Marcelo Bielsa has attracted the attention of many Leeds United fans – with an army of Whites supporters since taking to Twitter in full debate.
Messi, who has racked up legendary figures at the Camp Nou since graduating from the famous La Masia academy, scoring 627 goals and 261 assists overall for the club (Transfermarkt), spoke candidly in an interview with the Argentine radio station some time during Bielsa’s spell in charge at Athletic Bilbao between 2011 and 2013.
In that interview, Messi lauded Bielsa as a top manager – hinting that people told him he was ‘similar to Guardiola‘. He also claimed that it was a ‘beautiful thing‘ that Bielsa was doing well in La Liga at that time – all the while lamenting the fact he never got to play under the current Leeds gaffer.
In response to the archive footage found by Twitter user Juani Jimena, many Whites supporters have been in full discussion – with one fan instructing the club to ‘make it happen‘, presumably a gag related to possibly signing the La Liga legend. Find all of their best comments down below.
QSI make it happen 👀
— 💛💙Raaj The Raajest💛💙 (@raajest) March 9, 2020
I think Bielsa could bring him up another couple of levels 😉
— The Boy (@johnnyboylufc) March 9, 2020
— Prince of Leodis 💛💙 (@RavReehal) March 9, 2020
Most amazing thing is about this is Messi is probably following our progress due to Bielsa. 😂😍
— Ash Cook (@ashcook4) March 9, 2020
Simple answer for that. Messi to Leeds. 😂
— Nick Weston 🇪🇺 (@Sussexmerlins) March 9, 2020
Come home Leo
— Nashville Whites (@LUFCnashville) March 9, 2020
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