Phase solo goal by Messi Getafe been compared to the legendary Maradona
Although each and Barcelona do so many trophies extremely impressive in both La Liga and European arena, but superstar Lionel Messi and coach renowned Pep Guardiola had nearly reunited in the team's tiny Spanish Getafe.
Messi and Pep Guardiola was very close to Getafe
Recently, the president of the club Getafe, Angel Torres has revealed he duo featured world football Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola was very close to this team. Specifically, in the first years draped Barcelona, Messi is said to be a talented future and Camp Nou team willing to bring him on loan to gain experience.
One of the team pursuit is the Getafe Messi that time. Barca's leadership understands that to Messi joined Getafe Argentine striker will help accumulate experience in La Liga and have more opportunities to play more. "After 1 year Messi moved to Barcelona, we almost completed the terms of the loan deal to take him to Getafe" - Mr. Angel Torres told Marca.
"Finally, Frank Rijkaard did not agree with the request of the leadership team and want to keep Messi at the Nou Camp. We really were very disappointed for that," - President Getafe added. Notably, in 2006/07, Messi each scored one of the best goals of his career and then mixing up the place in a confrontation with Getafe. Messi's goal in Getafe mesh is compared with a solo shot from the center of the "golden boy," Diego Maradona at Mexico 1986.
Not only nearly pushed Messi to Getafe, the team left the Camp Nou to do the same thing with coach Pep Guardiola celebrated. After 2007/08 relative weakness, Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard when it was fired and who was chosen as the former player Pep Guardiola. Of course, start on the bench coach Pep was not smooth. In his new role, the strategist Spaniards also did not receive the trust.
Barca almost history to take another path because of the absence of the duo
Angel Torres himself also said, things could have been very different for coaches career of Pep Guardiola. "After a match in European competition over land Switzerland, I met with Txiki Begiristain, technical director of Barcelona at that time. I was so shocked when he wanted two teams exchanged the coach each other, ie Michael Laudrup (Getafe coach then) will train and vice versa Barca, Pep Guardiola welcomes Getafe "- President Getafe continued to reveal more information stun.
"Why Barcelona pushed Pep go back? That's because President Barca when he was Mr. Joan Laporta absolutely no confidence in the talents of Pep. But we need more time to make decisions and, ultimately, everything crumbled by the ability to integrate too well with Pep Guardiola's team "- Mr. Angel Torres regret for missed opportunities to work with one of the leading strategists world at present.