PSV coach Van Bommel admits making Messi request of his players


My first job is to make plays in the midfield, in the middle it's more hard as I have to hold on to the ball and help my teammates.

Barça have started their season well, as they look to retain the La Liga title and regain the Champions League from their arch rivals, Real Madrid.

And this surprising statistic has left many scratching their heads including Brazilian playmaker Coutinho, who could not explain Messi's drought in the Champions League.

Van Bommel, who was No.2 to Bert van Marwijk with Australia at the World Cup in Russian Federation, wants his Dutch league leaders to stay professional as they begin the Champions League campaign facing the player he called the best in the world. As long as we win the game they can do what they want.

Earlier, had reported how Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi reportedly told the club to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Lozano was one of Mexico's better performers over the summer and continues to shine for his club side as well. "We haven't won it in a few years but we have the players and we are hungry to go out there and win it".

He has now scored seven goals in six games this season, as well as going close with another free-kick in the second half and creating good chances for Suarez and Roberto. Him and Ousmane Dembele have settled into the squad, so they should ensure there isn't as much reliance on Messi to produce moments of individual brilliance.