Xavi spoke to Messi after PSG defeat

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of a clash with Osasuna, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez confirmed that he had been in contact with Lionel Messi after the Argentine was defeated in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The PSG star is a former teammate of Xavi’s and the two share a good relationship according to the Catalan. After Real Madrid roared back to defeat the Parisians 3-2 on aggregate, Xavi was quick to send his friend a message.

“I have a friendship with Messi and I sent him some simple encouragement and nothing else. It is part of football, when it seemed like it was going well for PSG, Real Madrid showed up and turned it around.”

“The Champions League is like that. When you lower your intensity, your rival can get past you.”

Lionel Messi is no stranger to suffering historic comebacks, already undergoing similar eliminations against Liverpool, Roma and Juventus in recent seasons with Barcelona.

For his part, Xavi Hernandez represents the last great era of Barcelona in the Champions League, having exited after lifting the trophy in 2015.

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  1. Messi need to put more effort becuase nobody is like him becuase he his great footballer all the time.

  2. Let me say to the whole world that God will raise Lionel Messi up again at PSG. So let is wait in patience for the glory that awaits him.
    I am never disappointed in him by God’s grace.
    God raises man up to glory as He did previously for Lio.
    He can’t lift himself up by his own efforts except God comes in.
    God is going to surprise the whole world through Messi
    Please Let me say to Lio that he should be patient and not rash. Glory awaits him
    So let’s keep waiting. Amen
    Thank you all.

  3. Please send my message to Lionel Messi and world platforms okay
    I will be joyful if you can grant me such a great opportunity

  4. PSG was a bad team when Messi Joined them, it is a bad team, and will always be a bad team. Messi had no choice but to leave Barca. PSG fans do NOT deserve the GOAT. Can’t wait to see Messi back in a Barca shirt.

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