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Messi saw his quality after just three days of training – Guardiola

Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola reveals how quickly one of the Barcelona players impressed Lionel Messi upon his arrival at Camp Nou.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sits on a football to watch the training session at New York City CFA on July 23, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Man City via Getty Images)
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Lionel Messi was impressed by Sergio Busquets after just three training sessions at Barcelona, according to Pep Guardiola.

Doing it for others, Busquets the man

Busquets, 30, played under Guardiola at Barcelona B before following the coach to the first team for the 2008-09 season.

The Spain midfielder has developed into a key player at Camp Nou, winning seven LaLiga titles and three Champions League crowns among numerous other trophies.

Sergio Busquets, key for Barcelona and Spain's success.
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Sergio Busquets, key for Barcelona and Spain's success.Jose Miguel Fernandez de Velasco©GTRESONLINE

Guardiola revealed Messi quickly liked what he saw from Busquets during training with the LaLiga giants.

"I remember what Messi told me," Guardiola told Universo Valdano.

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"After two or three days of training with him, he came to me and said, 'I like this one'. And I said, 'When there is trouble, he will be there'."

Guardiola added: "He does everything for those around him."


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