Messi thinks Abidal’s fight is ad­mirable

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORT -

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.

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