Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, author of a pair against Valencia (2: 2), before experiencing a thigh problem, feels "a little annoyed," according to coach Ernesto Valverde, a problem in the team Barcelona challenged a duel against Real Madrid on Wednesday in Copa del Rey.
"I had a bit of annoyance, as some others will have, wait for us to see what doctors tell us when they do the tests, and we will appreciate it, but I can not do anything," Valverde told a press conference following a tie in Valencia's Camp Nou.
"I have no idea how it can be, but imagine that it can not be too bad," the coach said.
Messi, author of this Saturday's 20º and 21º goals this season in the League, had to undergo a physiotherapist's attention at minute 70 because of his muscular problems on his right thigh before returning to the field. Later, it appears that he is in his career as a prevention, although Valverde states that Messi has not asked for the change to him.
According to Radio "Catalunya", Messi suffered a simple contracture in the hijacker's thigh.
In any case, this failure is a bad sign for four days of classics scheduled for Wednesday in the first game of the Copa del Rey Semifinals. And especially before the crucial month: with a total of three classics (6 and 27 February and March 2), with the Kauai Champions League stages against Lyon between them.
FC Barcelona's best player this season, Messi has 29 goals in 27 games between all races.
"If Leo is good, he will play, and if not, another player will play," Valverde concluded.