|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Sports (Click here for more)

Messi: Injuries Are No Excuse for Barcelona or Bayern

BARCELONA – Barcelona striker Lionel Messi does not believe the several injuries within Bayern Munich’s ranks in the lead up to the first leg of the Champions League semifinals can be used as an excuse if they end up losing.

“Both Barcelona and Bayern are two big teams, with major history. Even with injured players, that cannot be an excuse,” he opined at a press conference.

Two seasons ago, Messi himself missed the second leg of the Champions League semifinals against Bayern due to an injury, when Barça was eliminated 0-7.

“It was not an excuse for us at that time, and I think it cannot be an excuse for Bayern now,” he argued in regards to Wednesday’s tie at Camp Nou.

Messi has recognized that his absence in 2013 was particularly painful for the team, but on Wednesday there will be no spirit of revenge: “It’s been a while since that game now and we are coming into it in a different situation – this will be a different tie.”

“We are feeling good about things, but we’re taking things one game at a time, there’s not long to go till the end of the season and we have some massive games coming up, but we are relaxed about it, we’re playing well and at a good level physically,” he added.

Regarding the forward trio that Messi forms along with Neymar and Luis Suarez, which was a combined total of 108 goals this season, he said that “world class players, make things so much easier. We have a good relationship on and off the pitch and everything is going really well.”

When asked about facing Bayern’s squad led by Guardiola, the former Barcelona coach, Messi said, “I had a very good relationship with him. He was with us for a long time and he knows us all – he’s studied everything about us.”

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2020 © All rights reserved