Lionel Messi was not able to play for Barcelona in the exhibition match against Hamburg due to an injury. Due to the absence of Messi in that match, Barcelona has to suffer a great loss. The Barcelona authorities have said that Messi’s absence in that game has cost the club a total of 360,000 Euros. However, Barcelona was able to win the match 2-1. Dani Alves and Gerard Deulofeu scored the goals for Barcelona.
Barcelona was suffering with a calf injury and didn’t play the match. The Spanish Internationals of Barcelona were also not playing in the match. However, the young players of Barcelona performed pretty well. The new coach Tito Vilanova would be quite satisfied with his team’s performance. On being asked about how severe Messi’s injury is, the coach answered that it doesn’t seem to be that bad. But, you never know about the calf injuries. They might take some time. Hopefully, Messi would get rid of the injury pretty soon. The coach said that it is quite pleasant to see young players performing that well on the field. One of the younger players of Barcelona, Gerard Deulofeu scored a goal in the match.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has said that there is nothing to worry about his injury and he would be back on the field soon. Messi said that it’s a minor injury and nothing serious. Messi said that it is good to see the team not struggling without him. A team should never depend on a particular player. Messi also praised the young players for their impressive performance. It is important for the young players to grab their opportunities. Messi said that he is doing some light exercises and hopefully, he would be back to play in the second friendly game on Saturday.