What Barcelona's Assistant Manager Said To Annoy Lionel Messi In El Clasico
Lionel Messi reportedly had a 'hard chat' with Barcelona assistant coach Eder Sarabia following El Clasico due to his touchline conduct.
Barcelona lost to Real Madrid 2-0 on Sunday and cameras caught Sarabia berating the Barca side.
His actions have reportedly angered the Barcelona captain who was quick to confront the 39-year-old.
Per ESPN, Messi had a 'hard chat' with Sarabia about his touchline antics and told him 'exactly what he thinks'.
COPE have also reported that the Barcelona squad aren't happy with his methods.
A full transcript of Sarabia's rant has been revealed and it shows that he didn't hold back in his criticism.
Antoine Griezmann missed a chance to put Barca in front during the first half and Goal have reported Sarabia can be heard shouting, F*cking hell, Antoine, stick it away!'.
He also managed to balance his emotion with tactical thinking as he discussed Karim Benzema's role for 'Los Blancos'.
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"Our defensive line shouldn't be so far back, because they find more space [between the lines] and Benzema drops in and picks it up, and then they put us on the back foot," Sarabia explained.
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"We need to limit those spaces."
Sarabia has been assistant to manager Quique Setien since 2015 when the duo were at Las Palmas.
Madrid moved above Barcelona in the La Liga table thanks to goals from Vinicius Junior and Mariano.
Boss Zinedine Zidane discussed his delight at the win after tough loss to Manchester City in the Champion League last Wednesday.
"It's been a difficult week," Zidane told reporters per Daily Mail. "We had a tough game against Manchester City and we played well for 80 minutes against them but lost the game.
"I wouldn't say the players were affected by the defeat but we did speak a lot about this game being an opportunity. I have a great team and this result gives us a boost."
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