Revealed: What Leo Messi was instructed to do to avoid getting injured against Sevilla
The Argentine has recently been struggling with hamstring problems.
The Barcelona star was not fit enough to play on Saturday night which Ernesto Valverde confirmed. 'He's had a few twinges but it's not worth risking him with the chance he could get a tear,' the coach said before the Sevilla match.
However, the Catalans were trailing 2-0 with about 30 minutes before the final whistle. Ernesto Valverde had no choice but to let his main star play. His decision turned out to be crucial as the Argentine helped his team to tie the match which was almost lost.
What was Leo Messi instructed to do during this 30-minute cameo? First of all, not to get injured. He was asked to avoid long springs and sudden changes of pace.
As a result, Messi remained unscratched and is now expected to play against Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Wasn't Valverde's decision to play Messi against Sevilla a bit risky?