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Messi: “I feel fine”

The day after a serious shock in the Benfica match, Leo Messi has described how he felt in the 84th minute, when he had to be stretchered off the pitch. “When I first felt the pain, I imagined the worst – that I’d be out for months. After tests and learning that it is not a long-term injury, I’m feeling a lot better”. Describing the action, in which he stumbled against the keeper but still carried on trying to score, he said “I thought it might be the last ball I’d touch for a long time and I wanted to go for it”.

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06 December 2012 06:33 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- The day after a serious shock in the Benfica match, Leo Messi has described how he felt in the 84th minute, when he had to be stretchered off the pitch. \u201CWhen I first felt the pain, I imagined the worst \u2013 that I\u2019d be out for months. After tests and learning that it is not a long-term injury, I\u2019m feeling a lot better\u201D. Describing the action, in which he stumbled against the keeper but still carried on trying to score, he said \u201CI thought it might be the last ball I\u2019d touch for a long time and I wanted to go for it\u201D.


Speaking at a promotional event for Turkish Airlines, Messi went on to say that \u201CIt was just a knock and I\u2019m much better today \u2026 I don\u2019t know if I\u2019ll be able to play on Sunday, it depends on how things develop\u201D. But even he does miss the game, \u201Cnobody will notice, because we\u2019ve got plenty of players \u2026 I am hugely grateful for all the shows of affection from the fans and Barça. These things make me very happy\u201D.

Opinion unchanged

Last night\u2019s events have not made Leo Messi reconsider whether it is a good idea for him to play in every game. \u201CI still think the same thing. That could have happened in training or any other game. Whenever you take to the field there is a certain element of risk.\u201D As for having Müller\u2019s record so close in his sights, he said \u201Cbeating it is not an obsession. It would obviously be nice because it\u2019s such an old record and I\u2019m so close, but I\u2019m not overly worried about it\u201D.

Messi and Kobe Bryant are the icons of a new Turkish Airlines campaign called \u2018Fly with the Best\u2019. The Barça and Lakers stars have recorded a commercial that will be released shortly.

Defence of Catalan

Leo Messi followed the Club and manager Tito Vilanova by speaking in defence of the Catalan language and the model of linguistic immersion. "Ever since I got here, I have studied and grown up with Catalan and I\u2019ve never had the slightest problem. You have to add not take away, and the more languages people know the better\u201D.

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  • Leo Messi during his press conference (by FCB)

  • Leo Messi during his press conference (by FCB)