Last quote by Jorge Sampaoli
Jorge Sampaoli quotes
The distance has been marked recently by teams who find winning an easy currency, because it makes it harder for us hopefuls seeing what it costs us to win every match when the top two are winning and pulling out goals like pocket change.
It's always been near impossible to overtake Real Madrid and Barcelona, add to that list Atletico Madrid. La Liga is going to be competitive right to the very last kick of a ball, even if it feels very far away.
We have a group of analysts who have produced a clear report of what happened in the Ranieri era, and what's happening now with the complete about-turn in morale and how the team is now back to being as dangerous as they were last year. We have modified our plans. Leicester have demonstrated that they will play this game as if it were a World Cup final and we know that by not winning by the margin we deserved in the first match we're going to be under a lot of pressure and that if we don't go for it it'll be an uphill battle.
What I would say is that Leo does not play like he does in Barcelona for Argentina because he may not enjoy himself. In order for Leo to feel loved, we have to make people accept that he can play well and badly. If we do not enjoy him, nothing can make us happy. I can assure you that all the comments reach Messi and make him feel bad and that feeling enters the pitch. It's a unique opportunity to see the best player of the world up close. Today, Messi is in great shape. Who wouldn't like to coach him.
If you make a player like Messi happy, you have 95 per cent of the game done. It's like those days when [Diego] Maradona felt fine. It's hard to lose when Leo is well.
I would love to coach Messi and get to see him every day from the side of the field.
But to be sure, there are intentions to do so.
The Barcelona job? That question has no answer because it doesn't exist. I have no idea what is being said, at this stage of the season to speak of candidates doesn't make sense. I am connected with this sporting project at Sevilla to death. We still haven't met with representatives to express our future projects within the structure of the club.