SELL YOUR MUSIC WORLD WILD TODAY

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has said Lionel Messi must be allowed to breath, amid the weight of expectations on the Argentina superstar.

Messi helped set up Barcelona’s 1-0 first-leg win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Thursday, turning provider for team-mate Luis Suarez to score the winner.

“When Messi plays the ball, everybody expects many things from him.

“Sometimes it’s too much because we have to let Messi breathe a bit.

“It’s true he is an awesome player as we have said many, many times. It’s a spectacle watching him every day,” Valverde told reporters after the game.

Barca will take the slender lead to the Mestalla and Valverde added: “I wouldn’t say the score is not that bad because I think the score is good because we won the match.

“Winning a match is really difficult and we did. Valencia didn’t score, so we have to think that 0-0 is good for us at Mestalla but we won’t go there looking to draw the match. We will go for trying to win it.”

Drop Your Comment Here
https://i2.wp.com/streetng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Valverde-Barca-2234.jpg?fit=570%2C321https://i2.wp.com/streetng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Valverde-Barca-2234.jpg?resize=150%2C150SlimJaySPORTBarcelona,Copa del Rey,Valencia
Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has said Lionel Messi must be allowed to breath, amid the weight of expectations on the Argentina superstar. Messi helped set up Barcelona’s 1-0 first-leg win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Thursday, turning provider for team-mate Luis Suarez to score the winner. “When...