Valverde: Messi Is The Best

Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi is the best, and is not likely to bench him despite injury problems.

the talismanic Argentine sustained a muscle problem on international duty, missing both friendly matches.

Messi came off the bench in the 2-2 draw against Sevilla, inspiring the draw.

He was back in the starting lineup against Roma, as Barcelona won 4-1.

Valverde says he is not looking to rest Lionel Messi against Leganes.

“We’ll see,” Valverde told reporters at his pre-match news conference when asked about the possibility of giving Messi a break.

“He played the other day [against Roma], and against Sevilla he was rested for part of the game.

“He has had a few problems and didn’t play with the national team. He’s a player who wants to be active because he’s the best, but we have to talk after training.”

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Valverde: Messi Is The Best Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi is the best, and is not likely to bench him despite injury problems. the talismanic Argentine sustained a muscle problem on international duty, missing both friendly matches. Messi came off the bench in the 2-2 draw against Sevilla, inspiring the draw. He was...