Messi Backs Valverde to continue as Barca Coach

Lionel Messi (L), Ernesto Valverde(R)

Leo Messi appeared in a press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva ahead of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia and made it clear that the team ‘want the double to end the season on high.’

The Barça captain also says the team will give their all in search of another trophy in Copa del Rey final.

When asked about the journey to the Copa del Rey final. He said, “This season we have put in some great performances and we have to give it all the importance of a final with the chance to win a trophy.”

“I want to keep competing at Barça and I have never thought about leaving the club. Nothing makes me think about not competing here.”

He disclosed even though the defeat to Liverpool still lingers in their minds but in his own words, “I would like Valverde to continue. Last season we did the double and this season we can do it again.”