Messi thinks Abidal’s fight is admirable
Lionel Messi has voiced his admiration for Barcelona team-mate Eric Abidal following the latter's ongoing fight against health problems.
The Frenchman was diagnosed with a tumor in his liver in March 2011, yet featured for the full 90 minutes in Barca's 31 Champions League final win over Manchester United hardly two months later.
Abidal was dealt another blow in March 2012, though, when it was announced that he needed to undergo a liver transplant, and the defender has since been working on his recovery.
"Everything Eric has done and everything he has fought for is admirable. Noone truly knows how hard he has worked to be able to train with the team again," Messi told reporters.