“The Champions League is the icing on the cake for everyone” – Lionel Messi

There is no doubt that Barcelona are prioritising the Champions League this season and the club and Lionel Messi have made that clear but the Argentine insists they will not be holding back in any competition. Messi was unstoppable again as the Catalans took Tottenham apart with a 4-2 win at Wembley, with Messi being key to everything they did. “The Champions League is the icing on the cake for everyone,” he said after the game. “But to get to that stage you have to be good in the league and the cup, you have to perform well in the league to perform well in the Champions League. “We will put no competition to the side, the Champions League is special but we will fight for the league and the cup.” Messi was unsurprisingly pleased with the win, particularly after Barcelona’s poor recent run. “We were aware that there were doubts because of our results,” he added. “It’s never easy to be an away team in the Champions League and even less so against a team like Tottenham. “We played a great match and in the first half we were extraordinary so we are happy because everything went as we wanted it to.”

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