Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to victory over Napoli in the Champions League on Saturday with some typical brilliance on the pitch.
The Barcelona captain was also caught on camera and overheard urging his side on in the tunnel at half-time on Saturday at the Camp Nou.
️ La arenga de #Messi en el entretiempo— Matias Errecalde (@matierrecalde) August 8, 2020
"Tenemos 2 goles de ventaja, no seamos pelotudos.
Vamos a jugar tranquilos que le hacemos 8". pic.twitter.com/BjnK3roRem
Barcelona were leading 3-1 at the break, and 4-2 on aggregate, and Messi’s message to his team-mates was clear ahead of the second 45 minutes.
For those asking for a translation:— EiF (@EiFSoccer) August 8, 2020
"We have a two goal advantage, let's not be dumbasses (pelotudo is a hard word to translate, used in Argentina). Let's play calm"
The team did go on and see out the win, but the second-half performance from both sides was not great and is probably best forgotten.