Barcelona is cheerfully training before the Copa del Rey final against Valencia … after Lionel Messi admits that it was & # 39; very difficult to collect ourselves & # 39; after the Champions League semi-final by Liverpool
- La Liga champions Barcelona play Valencia in the Copa Del Rey final on Saturday
- Captain Lionel Messi could be set to claim his 35th trophy as a Barcelona player
- Messi called the defeat of Liverpool in the semi-final of Champions League a low point
- However, Barca will end a domestic double if they win the Spanish Cup
Lionel Messi has described that he was beaten by Liverpool from the Champions League as a blot on the Barcelona season.
Speaking on the eve of his chance to pick up his 35th trophy in Barcelona in the cup final against Valencia on Saturday, the captain no longer kept himself open about how the loss to Jurgen Klopp's team aired the Barcelona & # 39; s season managed to dispel.
Barca looked good during training in the rain on Friday, but Messi admits that the team took a while to get the good feeling back.
Lionel Messi will lead his Barcelona side against Valencia in the Copa Del Rey final on Saturday
Messi saw his party surrender with three goals against Liverpool in the semifinals of the Champions League
The Argentinian admitted that the shock-defeat was a very low point during the season of his team
Messi said about the defeat at Anfield: & # 39; It was a very hard blow and it was very difficult to pick ourselves up.
& # 39; That turned out in the following games, but tomorrow is a final and we have the chance to win a double. We have the chance to end the season at a peak.
& # 39; We did double last season and this season we can do the same, but again with the Champions League stain, and this year the stain is bigger. & # 39;
When asked if it was difficult for him to lose the world cup final with Argentina, he said: & # 39; They are two different things. Against Liverpool we were 3-0 from the first leg and they turned it around. The World Cup final was slightly different, it was also very difficult to take. & # 39;
Barca & # 39; s Dutch stop Jasper Cillessen trains for the final cup final
The first team was tested on the Joan Gamper training base
Some in Barcelona have suggested that if coach Ernesto Valverde does not win the final, he can be fired, but Messi added: & # 39; Valverde has done a great job. He has almost no fault for what happened against Liverpool.
& # 39; We knew what happened to Roma last season and that happened again. The coach takes on part of the blame, but the blame does not lie with him. & # 39;
When asked about Valverde's future after the final against Valencia Messi, he added: & # 39; I would like the coach to continue. & # 39;
Messi will try to claim his 35th big trophy as a Barcelona player in his career
The Catalan giants won their second consecutive La Liga title this season
Trainer Ernesto Valverde received support from his captain after a successful season
On the pain of losing against Liverpool, Gerard Pique added: & Anfield was one of the worst experiences in my professional career. We tried to play with the Barcelona style. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes not so much.
& # 39; The other team also plays the game and sometimes we are comfortable and sometimes not.
& # 39; There are times like those at Anfield when it is not possible to have the ball. That is one of the reasons why we lost the game. & # 39;
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