Barcelona star Lionel Messi understands the combative condition of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. Still, he said top players and coaches must be ready for serious inquiry.
The Argentine pities the Frenchman over current criticisms striking him, resulting in his unusual attitude.
However, Messi will be the highlight when his Barca side hosts long-time rivals, Los Blancos in a vital Clasico at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, only goal difference separates the two Spanish giants. And an away victory would give Zidane’s men a good chance to win LaLiga since 2016-17 season.
Edging three points clear of his crucial title rivals, the Catalans would also be a big boost for the Frenchman. The three-time Champions League winner is facing difficulties since returning for a second job-in-charge of the club.
Captain Messi injects the fact any fuss been aimed at Zidane is clearly one of those intense burdens rested on top-level stars in the game.
In relation to this, Messi told Marca ”It’s surprising, but those of us who have been in this for a long time, and even more at big clubs, know that this is normal,”
“People forget very quickly what happened and was achieved in the past and demand you deliver day by day.
“Zidane surely knew when he returned that the three Champions League trophies he had won no longer mattered and the fans were going to demand the same as they did on his first day.
“Coaches and players of the great teams know that we are continuously in the spotlight and living with this.”
Anyway, Barca are undefeated in six LaLiga games against Madrid. And Messi expects to face a wary opponent in the first Clasico of the season.
The outcome of Wednesday’s game between the two rivals will determine who will top the league table.
Besides, the Argentinian is expecting a different style from the Galacticos while Zidane has also promised a unique game.