“We had to change Ronaldinho for Messi and the change was very important. Messi in my opinion is the best player in history; he's modest, humble and he has a great personality as well. Immediately he was aware that he had to be the leader on the pitch and he had a very good relationship with Xavi , Iniesta, Pique, Puyol, Valdes, Busquets and all the players that came from our youth set-up. At the same time, I went to Ronaldinho's house to announce to him that it was the end. We were crying at that time because I very much respect this player because he gave us everything, but we had to replace the leaders. Then I went to Messi's house to explain to him that he had to be the leader of the team on the pitch. It was not easy to change Ronaldinho for Messi but we had to do it. The model worked but we had to replace the leaders. On the bench we replaced Rijkaard with Guardiola and in the team we had to replace Ronaldinho with the great players that are Messi, Xavi, iniesta, Puyol, Victor and all of them.