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Messi talks Barcelona’s ‘special’ Copa del Rey final win

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The captain scored twice on Saturday

Athletic Club v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Final Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Lionel Messi admitted it was a special feeling to lift the Copa del Rey as Barcelona captain on Saturday against Athletic in Seville.

The skipper scored twice in an impressive 4-0 win for the Catalan giants that hands coach Ronald Koeman a first trophy as Barcelona boss.

Messi spoke about the win after the match and how he was feeling.

“It’s very special to be the captain of this club. It’s a very special Copa for me because I’m able to lift it,” he said.

“Not being able to celebrate it with our fans is a pity. The situation is what we have to live with. It’s a shame. The Copas are always special and the fans enjoy them a lot.

“These are two clubs that are used to these finals and [used to] enjoying them a lot.”

The 33-year-old also offered his thoughts on the season so far and feels the team are getting stronger after a tough start to the 2020-21 campaign.

“We found it difficult to get started in the first half of the season. We dropped points out of innocence,” he said.

“We’ve been getting stronger, very good, and we’re in the title race. The other day, unfortunately, we weren’t able to get a good result in the Clasico.”

Source | Barca TV

Barca don’t have too much time to celebrate their latest Copa del Rey win. The team is back in action on Thursday against Getafe in La Liga at the Camp Nou.