Pep Guardiola explains why Messi walks during matches
One man who knows exactly why Messi walks so much during matches is Pep Guardiola, the seven-time Ballon dOr winners former manager at Barcelona and arguably the best coach in the world.
Commenting while watching a video of Messi as part of the This is Football series on Amazon Prime Video, Guardiola commented: Hes watching now, hes walking.
Hes walking Thats what I like the most. He is not out of the game, hes involved. Hes moving his head: right, left, left, right. He knows exactly what is going to happen. But his head is always like this [Guardiola turns his head left and right]. Hes always moving.
Hes not running, but hes always watching whats happening. He smells where are the weak points in the back four. After five, ten minutes, he has the map in his eyes, in his brain to know exactly where is the space and what is the panorama. Its like being in the jungle and I have to survive. And he knows if I move here, here, I will have more space to attack."