The FC Barcelona forward admits that his recovery from injury wasn't easy and that now he's completely recovered mentally and physically
Leo Messi admitted this Sunday that “it was a very bad day” due to yesterday’s defeat to Valencia at the Camp Nou. The Argentinian added that he’s “content” with the fact that he’s back with the first team. “I’ve played a couple of games and I’m doing well mentally. It was tough when I picked up two consecutive injuries but today that’s all forgotten,” he explained.
“For me the most important thing is to win titles. I would like to win them with Barça and also the World Cup, that’s the dream of an entire country,” said Messi when asked what his goals are for 2014.
FC Barcelona’s No.10 was then asked how the first team dealt with Tito Vilanova’s illness: “It was very difficult for all of us. We were just coming off of the news about Abidal, which was a very hard blow. It was very complicated because the players loved and love Tito and Abidal – they are two spectacular people.”
Messi also talked about the team’s new manager, Gerardo Martino. For the forward, the Argentinian manager employs a different method than Guardiola and Vilanova: “Every manager has his way of doing things. We had Tito, who was similar to Guardiola because they had worked many years together and now, with Tata, who comes from a different place, the difference is noticeable. We prepare for games differently.”
The forward was clear when he was asked about the upcoming World Cup: “I hope Argentina can make it to the final. It would be a dream to play it.” Against Brazil? “They have a great team. In addition to their individual players, they are very solid group.”