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Messi hasn’t been good as he was under Guardiola, says Ten Hag

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has claimed that Barcelona star Lionel Messi has not reached the same level since Pep Guardiola left the club in 2012. Guardiola became Barcelona manager in 2008 and led the team to major successes including 3 La Liga title wins, 2 Copa del Rey triumphs, and 2 UEFA Champions League triumphs. Lionel Messi was phenomenal in those seasons, winning the Ballon d'Or in four consecutive years between 2009 and 2012. Messi scored 50 goals in 37 La Liga games in Guardiola's final season in charge, precisely the 2011/12 season. Since his departure, the Catalans have won the UCL just once in eight seasons with Messi emerging victoriously in the Ballon d'Or awards just twice in that period. CHECK OUT FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR 8TH MAY 2020 Ten Hag expressed the beli...