Lionel Messi: ‘Barcelona need fans against Sevilla’

Barcelona star Lionel Messi insists he and his teammates will ‘need the club’s fans’ if they are to overcome Sevilla in the Copa del Rey quarter-final.

The Andalusian club won last week’s first leg 2-0 in Seville, leaving Barca in a vulnerable position ahead of this week’s second leg at the Camp Nou.

“It is always tough to beat a team like Sevilla, even more so when you need to reverse a 2-0 scoreline,” Messi told El Mundo Deportivo’s awards ceremony on Monday night.

“We will need our fans to get behind us because this is a big ask for us, they are a really strong side who excel on the counter-attack in particular.

“We must continue our recent form in this game and in the league if we are to have success this season.”

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