Real Mallorca boss Vicente Moreno has been talking about his clash with Lionel Messi back in December when the two teams last met in La Liga.
The two engaged in a heated outburst on the touchline during the match which Barca went on to win 5-2, with Messi grabbing a hat-trick.
Moreno told Edu Pino in a YouTube chat that at half-time an angry Messi came up to him and told him exactly how many goals his team were going to put past his side.
“My players told me after the game that I had been the culprit for the defeat because I had angered Messi,” he said.
“He was angry and, in the tunnel at the break, he told me they were going to score seven and he told Luis Suarez that they had to score seven.
“They did not manage to do it, but he scored three. He is the best player in the world.
“Look at his genius, his character and his rage wanting to win and what happened gives it more value. This time I will not get into fights. It’s no good for me.”
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Messi is fit for Saturday’s match at Son Moix and has looked hungry in training with Barcelona ahead of La Liga’s restart. Luis Suarez is also fit for the game and was also on target last the time the two sides met.