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Is Messi's Injury His Own Making?
Associated Press, November 21st, 2013 3:18PM

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Much has been made of the fact that Barcelona striker Lionel Messi’s hamstring injury is his fourth muscle problem since April. While some reports suggest that Barca’s medical staff could be to blame, an Associated Press report shows suggests that Messi is the one who keeps insisting he is ready to play when perhaps he is not.

"He's a kid who doesn't know how to manage himself because he is so passionate for the sport. Someone has to set limits for him,'' trainer Fernando Signorini, who has worked closely with Messi, told the AP in a telephone interview.

In fact, as Messi biographer Sebastian Fest says, the Argentine used to tell former Barca coach Pep Guardiola: "'You don't understand, I have to play, always.' And Guardiola found out that when he didn’t play him, Messi sometimes wouldn’t show up for practice. The pair’s relationship would later deteriorate to the point where they are no longer speaking," Fest says.

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