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Lionel Messi talks Barcelona pre-season, has no problem with Antoine Griezmann

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The GOAT spoke about the win over Inter

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Lionel Messi spoke to reporters after starting for Barcelona in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League at the Camp Nou.

The Barcelona captain said he has no problem with Antoine Griezmann and was happy to finally get 90 minutes under his belt after an injury-interrupted campaign.

“We have no problem with Griezmann. Little little by little our relationship is growing. The relationship of the whole dressing room is very good.

“All teams are having a hard time starting of the season. It is not a criticism, it is a reality, but when you travel in pre-season, you do not train well. We understand why the club has to play these matches, which is necessary and all the big teams do it, but we need time to catch up.

“I am happy to be able to play the first 90 minutes of the season. I felt tired, but well and wanted to finish the game. For me it is very important to play games. It’s how I get ready, because with so many games we can barely train.”

Source | Sport

The return of Messi will provide Barcelona with a much-needed boost. The captain grew into the game on what was just his second start of the season and produced a great run to tee up Suarez for the winner late on.