Lionel Messi has explained how Pep Guardiola has damaged football since becoming a manager.

Guardiola began his senior managerial career in 2008 when he was selected to replace Frank Rijkaard as Barcelona's manager.

The Catalan became one of the greatest managers of all time, winning the vast majority of league titles he contested in Spain,

Germany, and England, as well as two Champions Leagues with Barcelona. Messi has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of Guardiola's coaching at Camp Nou,

developing tremendously under the Spaniard, and he says he is the best manager he has ever had.

In fact, the Argentine says Guardiola is so good that he has damaged football as many have tried and failed to emulate him.

"Everything he planned always happened. He is exceptional in the way he sees things, prepares for matches, and communicates."

Later I found many 'Guardiolas' there and you realize what we did, what it was." With Argentina unbeaten in more than 30 games, they are one of the favorites to go all the way in Qatar.