Messi has been linked with a loan move to Barca with Inter Miami now out of the MLS playoffs.
Martino said: Messi to Barcelona? Not to go for a stroll, right?
“Honestly, that surprises me. I know nothing about it. If you tell me that you are going to visit Barcelona on vacation, then yes, that is a possibility.
“But to tell you the truth, I have no idea about any of this.”
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Style of play
Due to his short stature, Messi has a lower centre of gravity than taller players, which gives him greater agility, allowing him to change direction more quickly and evade opposing tackles; this has led the Spanish media to dub him La Pulga Atmica (“The Atomic Flea”).
Despite being physically unimposing, he possesses significant upper-body strength, which, combined with his low centre of gravity and resulting balance, aids him in withstanding physical challenges from opponents; he has consequently been noted for his lack of diving in a sport rife with playacting.
His short, strong legs allow him to excel in short bursts of acceleration while his quick feet enable him to retain control of the ball when dribbling at speed. His former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola once stated, “Messi is the only player that runs faster with the ball than he does without it.”
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