The interim coach at Real Madrid, Santiago Solari, has said that every time Lionel Messi holds the ball, the earth shakes and the air trembles.
42-year-old Solari is currently in charge of affairs at the Santiago Bernabeu pending when the club finds a replacement for Julen Lopetegui who was sacked yesterday.
Mirror UK quoted the new Real Madrid coach saying:
“Scoring is intrinsic to Messi in the same way that storms, lightning or hurricane wins are atmospheric phenomena.
“Every time Messi receives the ball the earth shakes, everyone is silent and rival coaches sink their heads between their shoulders and put their hands in their pockets, like someone who has just seen lightning and has no choice but to wait for thunder. The air trembles a few seconds. Then the goal is heard.”
After losing 5-1 in the El Clasico fixture against Barcelona last weekend at Camp Nou, Real Madrid will take on Valladolid in their stadium on Saturday.
New Real Madrid coach says the earth shakes when Messi holds the ball
Santiago Solari’s comment could be a proxy way of hitting back at Cristiano Ronaldo who finally opened up on why he left Real Madrid for Italian Serie A side Juventus.
According to Ronaldo, he decided to leave when the club’s president, Fiorentino Perez, no longer saw him as indispensable.
“I felt within the club, especially from the president, that I was no longer considered in the same way as I was at the beginning,”Ronaldo said in an interview with France Football magazine.
“For the first four or five years, I felt like Cristiano Ronaldo. Less so after.
“The president looked at me in a way that suggested I was no longer indispensable, if you know what I mean. That is what made me think about leaving.”