Messi explains positional change at Barcelona - FCNaija

La Liga By: Ambrose Udeme | 08/03/2018

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has admitted he is now playing in a deeper role compared to previous years but that the ‘idea’ of ‘trying to score goals’ remains.

Messi grew to fame as a ‘false nine’ under Pep Guardiola but now aged 30, he orchestrates proceedings from a position further back on the pitch, between the midfield and attack.

Messi told an interview with Pepsi, in quotes carried by ESPN, the Argentine said: "Yes, in the past year I have moved a bit deeper, getting to the goal from behind, unlike other years when I was more in the final third of the pitch.

"So it's true that I have moved a few metres back, but still with the idea of getting in the area and trying to score goals." said the Barca