Messi: “It’s been a good week”
Messi missed the trip to Ceuta in midweek and he stressed the importance of a week of training at the Ciutat Esportiva for a number of the senior players: “it’s been a good week for working out and recovering our physical fitness”, he explained to the Barça TV programme” El Marcador”, after the game against Seville.
Barcelona (FCB).- Messi was also happy with the way that the team had got through the week and indeed for their progress so far this season: \u201Cwe\u2019re relaxed about things because we are just continuing to do what we have done to win all the titles we have\u201D. Messi showed his optimism about the rest of the season too: \u201CI think we\u2019ll improve as the season goes on\u201D.
Early goal important
Messi opened the scoring against Seville, but he believes that : \u201Cscoring that early goal was lucky for us - fortunately my shot went between the defender\u2019s legs -because it settled our nerves, which didn\u2019t happen in the other games\u201D. As for his second goal, he explained: \u201CAlves drew my marker off and that meant I could go through and get a shot in easily.
Valencia was key win
Messi believes that the fightback against Valencia could prove to be the turning point for the season: \u201Cthat win against Valencia really gave us a lot of strength\u201D and the truth is that since that game the team have chalked up five straight wins.
\u201CIt\u2019d be good to win in Denmark\u201D
Messi revealed that this year: \u201CI\u2019ve not placed any bets with Pinto\u201D (about how many goals he\u2019ll get), \u201Cbut the more I get the better\u201D. As to this week\u2019s trip to Denmark, Messi insisted: \u201Cit\u2019d be good to get a win so that we can take our minds off the Champions League for a while\u201D.