Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi will probably play against Villarreal in La Liga this week, because “there’s no suitable scenario for resting” the Argentine superstar, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday.
“We attach great importance to this game,” Valverde said of the Villarreal game before acknowledging that “many people have their sights on the Champions League and also the Atletico game.”
“We’ll see tomorrow about Leo,” Valverde said of his 31-year-old forward who has 31 league goals so far this season.
| 👽 |— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) March 30, 2019
Lionel Messi was at it again today…
Goal 1) Audacious free-kick
Goal 2) Dictionary definition of a Barcelona goal
That's now EIGHT (8) seasons Lionel Messi has scored 30 or more #LaLiga goals 🐐 pic.twitter.com/AU7QdUXSKh
“The three points tomorrow are worth the same as those against Atletico,” Valverde said.
“It is a perfect match to win,” he
“There are nine games, if we win six we are champions,” he added. “But having to win six games does not mean we have the league won, we have a lot of work to do.”
“It’s the usual stuff, we’re used to it,” said Valverde.
Valverde said he did not think renewed rumours that Antoine Griezmann was going to leave Atletico for Barcelona would not destabilise either club.