Ernesto Valverde has revealed that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi could miss La Liga clash with Celta Vigo on Tuesday night at the Balaidos Stadium.
It was reported earlier this year that the 30-year-old would be rested sometimes during periods of the second half of the season as the attacker is mainly thinking about the 2018 World Cup.
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The Blaugrana are also preparing to play Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday night. Therefore, the manager could decide to rest Messi tonight.
“Resting Messi is a possibility like any other, but I think he is playing well, the other day he played a good game,” Valverde told reporters.
“We will make changes to the team in Vigo, I think it’s an important week and that the team needs the rest.”
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The Argentina international forward has managed to score 39 goals and 14 assists in 48 appearances in all competitions this season.