1.- The first Messi who wore Barcelona’s number ’10’ shirt.
— Esteban Gómez (@mirondo9) February 13, 2014
After playing as a right-winger for most of his first years in Barcelona, Pep Guardiola arrived with a head filled with new ideas and Lionel Messi right in the middle of them all.
For starters, he dropped Ronaldinho from the squad and gave Leo his number ’10’ jersey.
However, the crucial moment of that specific season came when Pep decided to change Leo’s position from the right side of the pitch to the middle.
Analysts called it the ‘False 9’, it was a truly revolutionary thought that changed Lionel Messi’s life as a pro baller forever.
Without this version of Leo, we wouldn’t have gotten everything else that came after.
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