Soccer

Iniesta, Xavi and Puyol were great teachers, says new Barcelona captain Messi

Posted On: Aug 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Yahoo Sports

Lionel Messi says following in the footsteps of Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Carles Puyol is an honour and being taught by the trio stands him in good stead as Barcelona's new captain. Messi, already captain for Argentina although reports have suggested he could step down from international duty, takes over the role after Iniesta departed for Japanese club Vissel Kobe. The Barca forward gave the traditional captain's address to the Camp Nou crowd ahead of Wednesday's Joan Gamper Trophy clash with Boca Juniors.

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