Betis coach was full of praise to the best footballer in the world and also had a special memory for Xavi in before the game that his team played against Barca on Sunday at the Camp Nou.
Betis coach Pepe Mel, on Friday praised Messi, whom he made several steps above the other players in the world, in an interview with AS.
Betis coach said "we all know that Messi is the best in the world because it is not a step, is that it is eight or nine steps above the second."
However, Mel also wanted to remember Xavi, third in the official voting of FIFA Ballon d'Or. "Xavi represents the essence of the great soccer that you/they practice Barça and the selection. It was maybe this their last opportunity to win it and, without a doubt, he deserves" it, declared on that of Terrassa.
Betis coach said the team's goals in their new Andalucian visit to Camp Nou. "We should enjoy, compete and try to exploit the opportunity in a thousand that gives the club to beat him," he said, while revealing that "we do not lock them back, do not we do that and we are angry with ourselves," he sighed while as "the first to score this season in the league there."
Mel praised Barca football at remembering that "twenty years are the quarry plan" and admitted the interest by some players as Bartra or the now injured, Fontàs. "Definitely would suit our style, because we like to play the ball, but Guardiola provides opportunities for the branch and it is normal not want to cede" he lamented. (via SPORT)