Ángel Di María spoke to Ole in an interview about the time he was almost a Barcelona player. He said it was because of Lionel Messi that he wanted to join.
"I had the chance to go to Barcelona and it didn't happen. The truth is that if I went, it was to be with him, to watch him every day, when he gets the ball I'm a spectator."
Di Maria said that he loves to combine with Messi. "Yes, I love to play with the Enano (dwarf), I love to see him in training too, the things he does. It's something unique, impossible to explain. The other day in the session Acuna hit a cross that was impossible for anyone and he scored it with a scissor kick. There you say 'that's it, leave it, what can you do, it's a goal, haha'. None of us could do it. For that, I'm here enjoying it."