Barcelona are on track for another treble winning season, and having this at the back of their minds, they need to be in the best of form for the remainder of the season.
As regards to an interview with World Soccer, Lionel Messi touched many topics which includes teams the Spanish giants see as threats in the UEFA Champions League.
If you most know, Chelsea wasn’t among the identified potential threats though they will play Chelsea in the round of 16.
“Right now, Manchester City and PSG are the biggest threats. Manchester City is one of the strongest sides in Europe right now, and the same can be said about the French team. But I wouldn’t rule out Real Madrid, given their quality and experience,” Messi said.
Also the Argentinian ace made some positive remarks on their arc rivals Real Madrid. He hinted on the Los Blancos’ slump saying that it won’t last too long.
“It’s temporary. It’s not the first time we’ve seen such a scenario at Real Madrid, and I’m sure that in the end they’ll battle for every possible trophy. They have a great team loaded with talented players, they’ve always found a way to be there,” Leo added.
Messi also analyzed how the Camp Nou team have been living life without Neymar, stating how the player’s departure helped Barca turn out a better team.
“His departure forced us to adapt to new tactics. We lost a lot of offensive ‘punch’, but it forced us to focus on our defense. We have a lot of options in midfield, we’re more balanced and that makes us even harder to beat in defense,” Messi said.