Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman has come out to challenge Lionel Messi to deliver his best form at Barcelona after his dramatic summer transfer saga.
Koeman recently revealed that Messi remains the best player in the world and that will not change.
According to him, Lionel is important to Barcelona and everyone is hoping his form will not drop when the new season starts.
He added that things are looking positive for the Spanish giant ahead of next season because the players have been training well.
His words, “He is the best, I have said it many times,”
“Messi is a very important player and he has shown it for many years. I hope he can do it again this season.”
On the fixtures, “Things are very positive, we have been in for two weeks and the players are working very well,”
“There is some physical intensity, and now it will be necessary to work on tactics. The players have shown courage, interest and intensity and that is important because for me, you train how you play. I am very happy with the work we have done.
“It is complicated because it is a short pre-season of four weeks before the first game against Villarreal.
“It is a unique pre-season because some have played games and others have had more rest. We want everyone to be at full capacity in the first game, we want to be in good shape to start La Liga.”