Eibar manager, Jose Mendilibar has come out to say that Lionel Messi does not have to miss any game because he rests on the field.
Jose believes Lionel is a player that does not have to be rested since he is an expert at only plays on the pitch when he wants to and still having enough impact.
According to him, the Argentine will still always find a way to turn up for some minutes and kill the game.
He, however, added that his boys are not scared of doubtful ahead of the Barcelona clash.
His words, “I don’t think [Messi] rests,”
“This b*stard rests in the game. He knows when he has to participate, when to rest.
“If he was given the day off he would have a worse time watching from the stands and get more tired.”
“Once with Osasuna, we went to play a Copa del Rey game [at the Camp Nou]. In the morning of the game [Messi] was ruled out because he had a problem with his stomach and had fever,”
“After eating, he was called up, he was on the bench, we were losing 2-0 and suddenly I see him warming up.
“He came on, scored two goals and we lost 4-0.”
“We’ve been watching what they are doing,”
“You see everything they do and it looks like a scary movie.
“We have to be convinced that we can also have something to say. I don’t know if it will be a lot or a bit, but if there is something we do well, it’s putting all the obstacles of the world in front of the opponent.
“We don’t have to be afraid or doubtful.”