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He walks past a number of security guards, who all give admiring nods, before bumping into teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba in the corridor.
It just gives us a sense of how influential Messi is within the squad as his future at the Catalan giants continues to make headlines.
Back in February, Messi's importance off the pitch was once again broadcast when Barca faced Real Valladolid in a game that had become even more important following Atletico Madrid's loss the previous night.
A camera in the tunnel picked up his speech to teammates before they went back out onto the pitch.
"Let's move it from one side to the other that they receive width to the space." he was heard saying. "We are going to put more rhythm or it is going to complicate us. You have to put one more gear. Only one goal, only one goal."
Messi encouraging his teammates at half time:
:speaking_head:Messi : "We have to be faster, we have to play with more rhythm, we have to win this no matter what it takes, if we don't do that it will get more complicated".
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Messi's influence is undeniable and in 2019, following the Joan Gamper Trophy match against Boca Juniors, he gave a brilliant speech to the crowd telling them they would be hoping to secure a Champions League trophy.
"We still have some unfinished business in the Champions League - more than anything - because of the way we were knocked out of the competition," Messi stressed.
"We promise we will do everything possible so much that the coveted Champions League will come back to Camp Nou."
Of course, they failed to lift Europe's most coveted prize that year but his speech must have given his teammates a real lift.
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