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Lionel Messi gave motivational speech at half-time to Barcelona against Inter - report

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The captain told his team what was needed

Barcelona V Internazionale Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Things weren’t going well for Barcelona yesterday against Inter Milan. The club was down 1-0 at the half and looking stagnant. Then Lionel Messi gave a nice little speech as the boys were walking out of the tunnel. He was caught on camera letting his team-mates know the plan.

“We aren’t going to go crazy, lads. We’re going out there and will press more, just as normal,” he reportedly said.

Lionel Messi | source

The speech and strategy obviously worked. Barcelona came out in the second half and played much better than they did early on. Barca went on to score two goals and take the match 2-1. The win was huge in the scope of the Champions League group stages. It gives Barcelona three points and ties them with Dortmund at the top of the group with four total points through two matches.