“These stars are not God’s best children,” says Backe.
“It was three hours before the match, all the players sit and eat when Messi says he wants a Coke. ‘No, no, we do not drink cola three hours before a flight,’ said Guardiola. So Messi got up from his chair and comes back a few minutes later with a can of cola, which he opens and drinks right in front of Guardiola. Imagine what happens when a great profile as Messi goes against the coach in this way. It is a war that Guardiola can not win. It is impossible,” said Backe.
The outburst from Backe surprised his fellow presenters on Sweden’s TV4 and he went on to say, of the story: “Sensational? I have a bunch of lawyers behind me.”
He did not reveal the source of his information.