Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Messi does extraordinary things - Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona had a perfect start to the Champions League on Tuesday as they thrash PSV 4nil at Camp Nou in a match that sees Messi scoring 3 goals.

Though the match started at a slow pace as PSV decided to sit back and play Barcelona on counter attacks, The game later opened up and Barcelona was able to start the season with a win.

It was no surprise that Lionel Messi got a hattrick as he was everywhere during the game. During the post-match press conference, Valverde praised Messi's performance and claim the Argentine always does extraordinary things.

'He does extraordinary things and makes them seem routine,' Valverde said

'Today it was three goals, and he unlocked the match with his freekick. The strike was masterful and he simply doesn't tire of scoring hattricks.'

Valverde also revealed the game and also spoke about how PSV started the game and how important the 3 point is for Barcelona.

'I'm satisfied with the 4-0, it's a normal result [when you look at how much the match progressed],' he added

'They played well on the counter-attack and we knew it would be difficult to get the first goal.'

'After the second goal we were calmer and found things easier, it's always difficult to open teams up at first.'

'Who isn't motivated by the Champions League?' he continued

'We know the importance of the three points on offer in every single match. Here [in the Champions League], mistakes are very costly.'

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