Masncherano: Messi has to be selfish

Javier Mascherano has called for Lionel Messi to be ‘selfish’ as the record-breaking forward looks to recover from injury.

The Barcelona striker is out for the next six to eight weeks after limping out of the Blaugrana’s 4-1 win over Real Betis last Sunday.

And his international teammate has insisted that the Ballon d’Or winner has to put himself first.

“When we saw Leo lying on the ground and looking at the bench, we knew something was up,” he told Ole.

“Now he has to be the most selfish person in the world and recover properly.

“Relaxing and taking some time out for himself will do him good.

"Messi is fine. Now he's focused on his recovery. It's a muscle injury, so it's nothing earth-shattering.”

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