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Andres Iniesta: Barcelona should have achieved much more with Lionel Messi

dailystar: Andres Iniesta has claimed that Barcelona should have won with Lionel Messi.

The two spent many years at the Nou Camp together and had achieved huge success together.

Both of them were key components of the Pep Guardiola side that won the treble in 2008/09, as well as another in 2014/15.

The total number of trophies that Messi has won at Barcelona is incredible, including 10 La Liga titles, six Copa del Rey cups and four Champions Leagues.

So it seems strange to think that the Argentine has underachieved somewhat for Los Cules.

But over the years, there have been Barca sides that should not have crashed out of the Champions League in the way they did.

In last season’s competition, Barcelona threw away a three-goal lead against Liverpool in the semi-finals.

The year before that, they did the same thing when they lost 3-0 to Roma in Italy.

And Iniesta, now at Vissel Kobe, has explained how his former side should have more trophies with Messi at the club.

“With the team at Barcelona and with Leo there, Barcelona surely should have been able to win some more Champions Leagues,” Iniesta said.

”Football is like this though, you play tough opponents who also have talent.

“It’s important that when you do win things, you savour them.”

Messi is undoubtedly one of, if not, the best players the world has ever seen.

He is Barcelona and Argentina’s record goalscorer but Iniesta has praised his former team-mate’s ability to change a match at any point.

“He makes the difference in every way,” he added.

“He is as capable of scoring a hat-trick as he is providing a hat-trick of assists.

“If it looks good watching from the stands, it looks even better when you’re close up.

“For me, he is number one because of that, he can make the difference at any moment, although he can’t be the whole team.”

Source: Published by dailystar

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Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
13 days ago

Messi is good but he can’t be d whole team . He needs other players to wake up

Rotimi tunbosun
Rotimi tunbosun
13 days ago

They just need more player

Oluwasegun Oyinwola
Oluwasegun Oyinwola
13 days ago

But he have already achieved a lot for the team already.

Joseph Gbenga
Joseph Gbenga
13 days ago

Barca should have win more champions league but opponents too are not in the competition for joke,they mean business too so is very tough

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
13 days ago

True talk, but Barcelona have achieved a lot with Messi playing for them, they should be proud

Edeh chukwuma Emmanuel
Edeh chukwuma Emmanuel
13 days ago

Messi is good and have achieved all he should achieve in Barca

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
13 days ago

Messi is good , no Messi no Barca … Messi is a great player , he has done great work in Barca and win alot of trophies too

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
13 days ago

Barcelona have achieved all there is to achieve in the game already with Messi

Alex winters
Alex winters
13 days ago

Iniesta has a point ofcourse

Rasheed Toheeb Bolaji
Rasheed Toheeb Bolaji
13 days ago

Messi is extremely great. His absolutely an amazing player the world of football has ever seen. With him at Barcelona, I think barca will achieve more.

Mahatma
Mahatma
13 days ago

Good

Tobi Samuel
Tobi Samuel
13 days ago

Nice… Messi is good sha

Adeyemi Yusuf
Adeyemi Yusuf
13 days ago

I think Messi have tried his best

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
13 days ago

More effort is needed in de team

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
13 days ago

So???
Wat stopped him frm NT achieving more with Dem?
Was Messi NT der wen dey bottled dia champions league first leg lead against Roma n Liverpool??

Uzomacomfort
Uzomacomfort
13 days ago

Messi makes the difference in every way quiet alright but fans and freinds should understand that foot ball is a game of 2 and is not mandatory that your choice of team must win.

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
13 days ago

Na so

Umukoro Ufuoma
Umukoro Ufuoma
13 days ago

What’s there to achieve again in Barcelona? I think he has won everything in Barcelona except with his country side Argentina.

William Ayewe INAEDE
William Ayewe INAEDE
13 days ago

He has achieved a lot.. 10 league cup, 4 champion league and also d likes of cope de

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
13 days ago

Sure he can’t be the whole team but he can make impacts

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
12 days ago

Messi contribution to Barca winning trophies is recommendable I think iniesta is saying Barca trophies could have been more than This

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
12 days ago

You can’t win everything bro, you win some you lose some

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
12 days ago

That right, with way messi contribute to FCB, I think they deserve more trophies than this. But I blame it on the like of unstable coachs.

Fatima Abdullahi club
Fatima Abdullahi club
12 days ago

A tree can not make a forest

Dele Braimoh
Dele Braimoh
12 days ago

Messi has achieved so much in his career and i think he has even over achieved at barcelona

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
12 days ago

That’s very true

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
12 days ago

Iniesta is very correct, they should have achieved more with Messi, it’s very bad that they are offloading most of their players to raise capital for the signing of new favourite key players for the remaining of the season

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
12 days ago

That’s really great.

Ekigho Grace
Ekigho Grace
12 days ago

One tree can make a forest, only messi cannot play or win a match he needs the support of other team mate to score goals&win games

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
12 days ago

Messi cannot always win alone.
His teammates need to step up.
Football is a team sport

Sammy alabi
Sammy alabi
12 days ago

Messi is one team.. Fantastic player

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
12 days ago

messi is really great no doubt, but football is a game, he cant remain in one club

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
12 days ago

Messi is good no doubt and won so many leaque for them messi and iniesta is good combination but let mesi leave barca for another club

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
12 days ago

Iniesta is on point considering the natural talent of Lionel Messi, Barca should have won more trophies

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
11 days ago

Yes of course, he’s work So hard to them

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
9 days ago

He’s not the only one to play it