Madrid: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is feeling down after being sidelined for up to eight weeks with a leg injury, teammate Gerard Pique said in an interview published on Thursday.
Pique, who has been struggling himself with a groin strain, said the 26-year-old Argentine international had a serious injury.
"His case is different. He has had several injuries in a row and perhaps that has led him to lose confidence. I haven't had muscle problems like Leo's. Touch wood," Pique told Barcelona-based sports daily Mundo Deportivo.