Sporting Gijon midfielder Isaac Cofie says every player has his style and not everyone can dribble or score goals like Lionel Messi.
Cofie who is a typical midfield anchor protecting the back four has been criticized in the Spanish media for his approach but he insists he is doing what his manager has tasked him.
“The important thing is to understand your function in the team. When I go out to the field, I always try to fulfill what the coach assigns me to do. When you do what the coach asks, you can make mistakes, but they will be the result of individual failures. Nobody can blame you for going free. ” Cofie told elcomercio
“There are people who are good with the ball, I am here to provide balance, help the defense and give continuity to the game with one or two touches. Not everyone can be Messi or Busquets.”
Cofie has made 21 appearances in the Spanish second-tier this season scoring one goal.