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Puyol prefers Messi approach to Barcelona leadership over Pique's outspoken style


The former Barca skipper has also clarified the reasons behind his decision not to return to the club as sporting director earlier this season

Carles Puyol admits he prefers Lionel Messi's softly-softly approach to diplomacy at Barcelona over the blunt style of Gerard Pique.

Long-serving defender Pique recently hit out when he blamed the demands of Barca's pre-season travels for the poor start to their La Liga title defence.

He also suggested the Barcelona board may have been planting stories in the media that were critical of players.

Messi, by contrast, rarely speaks out, and former Barcelona captain ...


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