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Lionel Messi makes me suffer every day in training, says Clement Lenglet

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But the defender is glad to be on the same team at weekends

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Clement Lenglet has been talking about life as Lionel Messi’s team-mate and says the Barcelona captain makes him suffer in training every day.

The GOAT has had an injury-interrupted start to the new campaign but was back in the starting XI against Sevilla on Sunday, scoring in a 4-0 win at the Camp Nou.

Lenglet says he gets a hard time off the Argentine but is happy to be on the same side when it comes to matchday.

“He’s an extraordinary player - the kind of player who makes a real difference. He is very intelligent when he has to keep hold of and protect the ball.

“To be honest, I’m one of the players who has to suffer playing against him every day in training but I’m very happy he’s on our side every weekend”.

Source | AS

Lenglet missed the win over Sevilla due to suspension but will be back for Barcelona’s next game against Eibar. In the meantime he is with France for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey.