Valverde explained why Messi had a reservation

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde explained the reasons for leaving Lionel Messi on the bench for the start of Juventus in the Champions League. Argentina’s mega-star appeared on the pitch after the break with zero draw in Turin, which ranked Barca for the next phase.

“Messi has been playing too many games since the beginning of the season and has a great responsibility on his shoulders, and we gave him a break, we knew the game would open in the second half and wanted to let him play fresh with the idea of ​​moving our game. was the exact match in which Messi would not play for 90 minutes, “Valverde said.

“I do not hide that equality satisfies me, any loss here would make the situation dangerous for us in the last match against Sporting,” added Valverde.