The Argentine is following advice of an Italian dietician
This season Messi is offering one of the best and most devastating versions. Leading scorer classification both in La Liga and Europe, the importance of the Argentine in Luis Enrique's scheme is evident. Especially the performance of Messi this year contrasts with last year, when the striker signed one of his worst seasons.
The secret of Messi's improvement, according to journalist Joan Josep Pallàs and Fernando Polo at Mundo Deportivo, has to do with a special plan of work and physical improvement that the player is following. He is thinner, slimmer, lighter and faster because he has lost 3.5 kg since last season.
On one hand, he hired the services of an Italian dietician, complementing the control of the club, and he also counts on the kinesiologist Marcelo D'Andrea. On the other hand, their motivation has increased after the defeat against Real Sociedad and Cristiano's challenge to catch him after winning the third Ballon d'Or. Messi is always now the first to arrive at the Training Center, he works in the gym more than the others and he even train on free days.