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    Copa win! Messi speaks

    Barca captain was enjoying his latest but hopefully, not last, trophy with club of his life.

    Here's what he had to say.



    Messi addressed the media, first time in months, talking about the game, and what it means to him and the group. He started off on an incredibly positive note, saying: "Being the captain of this team is something special."

    Leo continued on the same beat, talking about the chance to lift the trophy after a long time, saying, "It is always nice to lift a trophy, it is a very happy day for the group, which deserve a lot of joy. It is very special to lift a trophy with the club of my life."

    Playing in an empty stadium, though, has the the Argentine feeling low, who said, ?It?s disappointing that we can't celebrate this title with the fans and our families."

    He also talked about how the game went for the Catalan giants, who were in control of proceedings throughout the 90 minutes: "We had the patience to play the ball from side to side, to look for the opportunities. In the first half it was difficult, but in the second half they slowed down a bit and we have taken advantage of it."

    "It's a different season with changes in dynamics, with young players. It was difficult for us to start at the beginning, but the team has been getting stronger over time and we are in the fight for La Liga. A lot of games remain and a lot of things will happen."

    Messi continued and said: "Recently we became stronger in La Liga and we managed to reduce the difference with Atletico, but the bad thing is the Clasico that we have lost."

    Messi revealed that the secret of their win was patience throughout the game, and taking advantage of the formation put forth by Bilbao. They played the same way, 4-4-2, and we just had to be patient, and we knew the goals would come."

    Messi ended his presser on an energetic note, saying: "We are a strong team and we will fight to the end. We lost the Clasico, but there's a lot of games, and we're going to stay until the end of this fight."

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    Great words. Go until the end for La Liga, winning all points that remain, and maybe we get rewarded.

    If not, win it next season, by not having the whole defense and the strikers MIA for 1/3 of the season. If we were less chaotic in the first 2-3 months we'd now be sitting on a good lead even with our poor games vs Madrid and Atletico.
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    Congratulations ! Well deserved victory, we had been great yesterday !

    We won the copa and we are fighting for la liga, for me more than expected. Imo we can't compete in CL and against strong CL level teams, we are not good enough.
    At the beginning of the season, I thought that it wasn't possible even to compete in la copa with the current team and situation.
    We have to face the reality, we must and we are literally rebuilding a proper team from the RUBBLE left by the Bartomeu era.
    I' am pretty optimistic for the future, I think we have a good basement, a good scaffold on which we can rebuild the team step by step. KEY POINT will be the transfer market: it must be well targeted, accurately/smartly purchases, we can no longer afford to make mistakes in purchasing new players.
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