Quique Setien responds to Messi rumours: I see the same Messi as always

Quique Setien has responded on the rumours surrounding Lionel Messi‘s future at FC Barcelona. The Argentinian forward is reportedly unhappy at the club and is considering a move away from the club. Talking at a press conference, Setien assured the reporters that did not see a change of mentality at Messi.

“I am not aware of that and do not want to speculate,” said the coach. “I see the same Messi as always. We discuss what to discuss, nothing more and nothing less.” Reports have claimed that Messi is fed-up with the club ‘leaking information to the media’ that hurt him and the team.

The Spanish coach also commented on Antoine Griezmann‘s current form. “When Griezmann plays you ask for Ansu Fati and when Fati plays you ask for Griezmann. He is a fantastic and very important player, but not everyone can play.” Barcelona will play Villarreal away on Sunday. The Catalans need a win to keep trail of Real Madrid, who hold a four point lead over their arch rivals.