Barcelona vs Leganes: Valverde speaks on dropping Messi for LaLiga clash


Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has suggested that Lionel Messi won’t be rested in the game against Leganes on Saturday.

Messi returned to Barca’s starting lineup for the midweek Champions League win over Roma, after only being used as a substitute in the draw with Sevilla last weekend.

Valverde admitted the Argentine isn’t completely rid of the hamstring problem, which kept him out of his country’s games against Italy and Spain a fortnight ago.

“We will see [on Saturday],” Valverde said in a news conference when asked if Messi would start against Leganes.

“He played the other day [against Roma] but he did get a rest from the start against Sevilla after the problems he had with Argentina.

“But he’s a player that wants to play, that needs to be active because that’s when he feels best. We will talk after training [about whether he needs a rest].”


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