In an interview with the Argentinean sports paper Olé, Leo Messi has insisted that his recent run of injuries is just down to “bad luck”.
Messi admitted that his latest injury was a blow: “I feel sad – I wasn’t expecting it and it’s an injury that’s come right after another one. I’m not worried though – it’s just one of those things, there’s nothing strange about it and no story behind it, A knock, a bad movement and I get injured “.
Messi also dismissed speculation about his injuries being down to playing too many games: "it’s not good to pick up an injury, but I wouldn’t have done anything differently. I’m not the only player who plays a lot of games in a season. Whilst I’m feeling okay I’ll play all I need to. I have no need to put any limits. Messi also has no problems with Martino's rotation policy: "when the boss wants to sub me, I’ll come off and that’s that”.
Finally, the Barça number 10 is clear about his current recovery plan: “I’ll be coming back when my body says it’s okay”.