Ronald Koeman has responded to a short clip of Lionel Messi walking and appearing to be lazy during a football match.
The short clip shows the Barcelona hero simply letting an opposition player dribble past him and as he doesn't apply any pressure or put a tackle in.
Footage is from Barcelona's 2-1 Champions League win over Dynamo Kyiv in midweek.
The video quickly went viral on social media such is his carelessness in the moment.
However, the clip is very much out of context. At the time it was the 93rd minute of the game and a longer excerpt does show Messi hounding players down.
Asked about the clip in a press conference, Koeman said: "I didn’t seem him [walking] and I’m not interested in this because I don’t see him walking.
"If you want to start a controversy around this point, it’s your problem.
"Messi is mentally good, enjoying this sport. He’s a winner and sometimes you go through moments when the ball doesn’t go in, but he looks really focused on that subject.
"I think Messi still has so many qualities. He’s very important in our game. He scored the penalty and we’re used to him making the difference here, and he’s still a very decisive player.
"You said [the footage was from] the 93rd minute – there are pictures of anyone, of me when I’m sitting down, or annoyed.
"It seems we should be more aware of our image than our work. I don’t agree with that.
"I think these players, like those of my era, have the same effort as us.
"They work in training, they want to win and it annoys them when they don’t win. If it were not like this, it’d be because my work isn’t working."