Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has said he has no concerns about Lionel Messi ahead of their first La Liga game of the season on Sunday after the Argentinian took another swipe at the club over the departure of Luis Suarez.
Koeman was also keen to point out it was not solely his decision to let Suarez join Atletico Madrid, with the Dutchman insisting he is not the “bad guy in the movie”.
Messi criticized how Suarez was pushed out as Barca try to reduce their wage bill, saying “you deserved a goodbye for what you are” before adding: “But at this point, nothing surprises me anymore”.
Barcelona plays Villarreal on Sunday at Camp Nou and Messi is expected to start, having reintegrated with the squad since claiming he was denied a transfer this summer. (Punch)