Ahead of FC Barcelonaa s crucial tie against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, Leo Messi has said that he no longer enjoys a special relationship with former boss Pep Guardiola.

During the tenure of Pep Guardiola at FC Barcelona, Leo Messi developed into one of the worldsa best players and won many individual as well as team accolades in the process.

Leo Messi was regarded as the most important member of FC Barcelonaa s squad during the Guardiola era, but the striker has made it clear that he does not have a special relationship with the Bayern Munich boss anymore.

“We had a great time when Pep Guardiola was here. We won a lot of titles and I grew a lot a that was the time when I grew most as a footballer,” Messi said at a press conference ahead of Wednesdaya s clash.

“We had a fantastic relationship when he was here. I have seen him a few times since he left, but we dona t have any kind of relationship now.

“Guardiola knows us, he knows us all well. We were lucky enough to win a lot of titles with him. Based on what Guardiola meant to the club in his time as coach, I think he will get a good welcome. He gave a lot to the club and he is from here, but I think the fans will support the club and want us to win the game.”