Last nights games at home against Granada, IMO shown how much the players are motivated to take back the la liga title, and to go on an unbeaten run (hopefully).
However I feel the argument that Messi and Villa had and other players is being well over exaggerated in the way they are saying this is negative. However this shows something I feel we lacked last year, fight and determination in games which we were just not clicking. All the players expect so much from each other and themselves, and I think Messi was more frustrated at himself than any one else, as he just couldnt get into his usual flow. However he still created chances and basically IMO the second goal is his.
last season I think we would of come out of that game with a 0-0 draw yet yestersay seen how even not performing at our brilliant best of even close to it we can still win, something we didnt have last year on some occasion.
I remember the year we won all competitions, and I remember on a few occasions Puyol, Pique and valdes were continously argueing which lead us to win all competitions because it improved focus and also builds communication and sets a high standard for each other. Also we had the motivation and fight to do so. I know some people will see this as, yes but Villa has just come back from injury and Messi should know this, however this is professional football at the biggest stage and every player needs to be able to take criticism and also have the right to show frustration. Messi celebration for Xavi's wonderful goal says it all IMO, I think Messi was seeing this as a game where no luck was falling his or his team way and they could end up just with a draw. So he just wanted to win so badly to keep on winning and increases the points on Madrid. Anyone agree?
P.S. frustration will creep into Messi's game he is continously man marked and his role is different which in my opinion is completely silly, wasting to some degree Messi exceptiona talent, Let Lionel Messi do what he used to under Pep. And I think the front 3 whoever it is each game needs to be more interchanging its too static at the moment . For example for 10 minutes Messi could go out on the right linking with Alves how he used too, and Villa go down the middle this would mean Messi would get some free space to cause Havoc and Villa would be suited more here. Just a point I feel!!