Former Barcelona Assistant, Angel Cappa has hinted that Lionel Messi is losing the passion for football.
The 67-year-old, who worked with Cesar Luis Menotti at Camp Nou, has claimed that the Argentine sensation has lost his love for the game.
“To play football you need to be brimming over with passion, like what Messi had, what the great players had, Maradona… Any key player in Primera División, Xavi, [Andrés] Iniesta, [Sergio] Busquets, needs an enormous amount of passion,” he told Esports en Xarxa.
“You need the kind of energy that comes from an absolute love of the game.
“In the Copa del Rey semi-final [first leg against Real Sociedad] he participated a little bit more, but in the match against Valencia I couldn’t understand how a player could play football with so little passion.
“Particularly Messi – if you look at one of his games from three or four years ago, you see that passion he had for playing. I don’t know why he is losing these things,” he stated.