Monday, 20 July 2020
Wanting to Forget La Liga Title, Messi Wants His Team to Focus on the Champions League
DBasia.news – Barcelona captain Lionel Messi wants his teammates to forget the Blaugrana’s failure to win the LaLiga title and focus more on facing the second leg of the 2019-2020 Champions League against Napoli.
Barca were forced to swallow a bitter pill after swallowing a 1-2 defeat of Osasuna in week 37 at the Estadio Camp Nou. The defeat, while making Barca failed to win the title of La Liga, and had to give up the trophy to their rival, Real Madrid.
“This match is proof of how we played poorly this season. We are inconsistent, weak. I think if we continue like this, it will be difficult to win the Champions League,” Messi told Movistar as quoted by Italian Football on Friday (17/7).
After failing in La Liga, Messi did not want that to happen in the Champions League. Therefore the Argentine hopes his team-mates can shift their focus to the match against Napoli.
Messi does not want fate in La Liga to impact the Champions League. “This is not enough in La Liga. If we don’t change, we will also lose to Napoli,” continued Messi.
Quique Setien’s team is threatened without a title this season. Because, before it ran aground winning LaLiga, Barca were also thrown from the competition to win the Coppa del Rey title.
As a result, the Champions League is the only title left to be earned by Messi and friends. Later, Los Cules will begin the journey in the Champions League by undergoing the second leg in Lisbon, Portugal, against Italy’s representative, Naples. In the first leg match the two teams drew 1-1.