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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde calm over Lionel Messi fitness

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The boss thinks it is not a big problem

Barcelona Training and Press Conference Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has given his verdict on Lionel Messi’s fitness concerns.

The Barca star missed both of Argentina’s friendlies during the international break with a hamstring niggle.

It’s unclear at the moment if Messi will be fit to face Sevilla with Barcelona on Saturday but Valverde seems pretty unconcerned.

“I’m calm about Messi’s injury. Tomorrow we will see how he feels,” he said.

“Messi finished the last game with Athletic well, it is true that he had a little trouble, but it was nothing important. I still do not know what we are going to do, we think and hope it is not important.

“We are not going to worry before time, when the doctors see him we will decide the steps to follow, but we think it is not important”.

Source | Mundo Deportivo

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is also expected to have tests tomorrow after picking up a knee injury with Germany and Valverde may will have decisions to make over his team, particularly with Roma up in the Champions League in midweek.