In an interview, former Barcelona sports director Subizareta talked about the story of his time when he played for Barcelona. He said: "Martino once said to Messi, I know you can get me out of class with a phone call."
Subi Saretta said in the interview: "Some players represent more than just great players, Messi is like this."
"If you lose him, you need to measure this loss from the perspective of football and the game, as well as from the perspective of children who aspire to be the best player."
"The biggest problem with Messi is his competition with himself."
"Martino said to Messi when he was in Barcelona, ‘I know that if you call the chairman, he will kick me out. But you don’t have to show me this every day. I already know.’"