Barcelona star Lionel Messi insisted insist that Barcelona cannot win the Champions League unless they improve in their perfomance while disagreeing with head coach Quique Setien

“This break may end up benefiting us, but we are going to see if they can start the competitions and there we will leave doubts, because we will check the level that we have or can reach when we start,” Messi said.

“Going back to training is a first step but we should not trust ourselves and we must continue taking all the necessary precautions and assume that we have to start playing the games when they arrive but behind closed doors.

“Personally I am looking forward to the competitions. We know that everything is going to be weird, without fans in the stadium and with the theme of the concentrations that we really would not like to have to be separated from our families. You have to see how it looks.”

Messi added: “Physically I feel very well. I was training at home these days and I think it helped me to keep fit.

“Very hard confinement, but with the children and with Antonela everything ends up becoming moments that I try to enjoy all together.”

Barcelona who returned to individual training last week – had been preparing for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Napoli when the competition was suspended due to coronavirus.

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