No rotations for Barcelona as Messi starts again

Ernesto Valverde sees no reason to give time off to the Argentine.

Barcelona have no intention of resting Lionel Messi, who has been outstanding since the start of the season. The Argentine has scored 12 goals in just 8 games for the Catalans and his efforts have helped the club kick off a flawless campaign in their attempt to win back the La Liga title from arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Despite having a midweek trip to Sporting in the Champions League, Valverde sees no reason to rest Lionel Messi:

“I wouldn’t usually change a player who’s scored four goals! So I won’t be.” the Barca boss stated as quoted by FourFourTwo.

“We know it’s a long road ahead and Leo’s numbers show he’s on track. We want to keep it going.

“I think he’s always been known as ambitious in front of goal and a great goalscorer, and that’s what we want. He’s decisive.

“You saw what Messi did the other day. He’s done things people think can’t be done. We want to keep that going.”