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Former Barca Assistant Blasts Messi's 'Lack of Passion'

Former Barcelona assistant coach Angel Cappa has criticized four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi for his ‘lack of passion’ since his return to the Barcelona lineup from a muscular injury. “To play soccer you need to be brimming over with passion, like what Messi had, what the great players had, [Diego] Maradona...” Cappa told Esports en Xarxa. “In the Copa del Rey semifinal [first leg against Real Sociedad, which Barca won 2-0] he participated a little bit more, but in the match against Valencia [which Barca lost 3-2] I couldn’t understand how a player could play soccer with so little passion.”

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