Lionel Messi, spoke after scoring four goals against Osasuna and made emphasis on the importance of winning before the Copa del Rey match against Real Madrid in Wednesday
"It was a nice game. People have ben talking about ‘L Clasico’ a lot but the important thing today was to get the win. We played a good game.” said the recent Ballon d’Or winner.
Messi has also expressed his joy with the way Barcelona fans welcomed goalkeeper Víctor Valdés, who recently refused to renew his contract with the team. "He was welcomed as he deserves. He is the best goalkeeper in the history of Barcelona and one of the best in the world,” declared Messi ight after the end of the match
About the streak of matches in comin days for Barcelona, Messi thinks his team is prepared to win them. "Everything comes quick. All games are tough, but we have a big squad to face what’s coming,” he finshed.
- Lionel Messi (R) eludes Osasuna's Raoul Loe. Photo: REUTERS
- Carles Puyol (R) tries to defend the ball against Osasuna's Marc Bertran. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara (L) fights for the ball with Osasuna's Marc Bertran and Alejandro Arribas. Photo: REUTERS
- Osasuna's Alejandro Arribas (C) argues with referee Fernando Teixeira (R) after seeing a red card for a handball inside the box. Photo: REUTERS
- Lionel Messi (L) and Carles Puyol celebrate the first goal against Osasuna. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Lionel Messi shoots a penalty to score his second goal of the game. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's players celebrate Messi's second goal. Photo: REUTERS
- Pedro scores after a passs from Dani Alves. Photo: Getty
- Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his third goal of the night. Photo: REUTERS