Barcelona coach delighted with Lionel Messi

Tata Martino says he is not concerned about whether Lionel Messi scores or not because the player always contributes to the team whenever he takes to the field.

updated: October 29, 2013 12:20 IST
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Madrid: FC Barcelona coach Tata Martino insisted Monday that Leo Messi is not suffering from any physical problems despite his surprisingly downbeat performance in Saturday evening's 2-1 win over Real Madrid.

Messi, who was only making his third appearance after missing three weeks with a thigh injury, looked below his best and lacked the confidence in sprints against Barca's traditional rivals.

That had prompted comments that the little Argentinean is not in good physical condition, but Martino rejected the assumption, reported Xinhua.

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