Barcelona manager Qique Setien has admitted that he and captain Messi occasionally do not see eye to eye on the club’s direction.
The Argentine slammed his side as “weak” after the 2-1 loss to Osasuna on Thursday.
Setien insists that the Catalans can still win the Champions League this term despite a sub-par domestic performance.
“There are some things we agree on and other things we don’t,” Setien said at his pre-match press conference.
“He’s right to say that if we play as badly as we have done in some games, like Osasuna, we won’t win anything.”
“We’re all aware we have to improve. The team has to be more consistent and reliable. We have to be more regular across 90 minutes and aware of what we’re playing for now. But if we’re at our best, we can do it.”
“I don’t give it too much importance. The important thing is to focus on the Champions League. We need a rest, to clean the mind, and to get back to being the side that this team has been for many years.”
Barcelona drew the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Napoli 1-1 prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, ahead of the second leg on home soil in August.