Las Palmas defender Pedro Bigas has recalled the altercation that led to a two-month injury lay-off for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
Messi hurt his knee in Barca’s 2-1 win on the Canary Islands and Bigas has spoken to the Press about the incident.
“I didn’t do it on purpose. I played the ball and he was hurt taking the shot. He’s a great player and I hope he recovers quickly,” Bigas said, Marca reports.
“I wanted to speak with him after the game but he had gone to the hospital for tests. I didn’t know he was hurt [at the time], only after when the game had stopped.
“The impact was with the ball, me and him. I don’t want to keep going over it but hopefully he recovers soon as he’s one of the best players in the world.”