Lionel Messi Needs to Improve, Says Ernesto Valverde

Lionel Messi is considered as one of the best players in the world. The recipient of five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, Messi is one of the biggest athletes in the contemporary. The eponymous footballer has won 29 trophies with Barcelona including 4 UEFA Champions League Titles, 8 La Ligas Titles, and 5 Copas del Rey. And Barcelona’s newly appointed coach Ernesto Valverde seems very much interested to work with the star player. Valverde was officially presented as Luis Enrique’s successor on Thursday. Here is what exactly Ernesto looks ahead working for FC Barcelona. Lionel Messi Needs to Improve, Says Ernesto Valverde

FC Barcelona Gets New Coach  

It was confirmed on Monday that Ernesto Valverde, 53, will be the new coach for the Catalan Club Barcelona. The newly appointed coach has not met with any of the players yet  for he arrived in the city on Wednesday. Like the other stars of the team, Valverde has not met Messi as he is currently in China on a promotional tour. Later on, the superstar will be heading towards Australia to play for Argentina. Valverde formerly coached Athletic Bilbao and feels very lucky to be a part of the club. The coach is very much fascinated to work with Messi and says that it will be a unique experience to coach the best player he has ever seen on the football pitch. Adding more about the player, Valverde said that whenever it seems that the player has limits, Messi always comes as a surprise to everyone. The new coach of the team says that he wants to improve Messi’s skills as much as he could. He also wishes to refine his skills as well.

Messi’s Contract with Barcelona Ends Next Summer

While Valverde is looking forward to work with the star player, Messi’s contract with FC Barcelona ends next year. Hopes are high that the star will be extending his contract with the club and working beyond 2018 as well. Meanwhile, Valverde is all set to meet the best of the world’s footballers. Hope his training skills and tactics will help his team to win in the upcoming matches and leagues.