Barcelona star Lionel Messi addresses Antoine Griezmann feud rumours

Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann started alongside each other in their Champions League match against Inter Milan on Wednesday.

The Catalian giants got their first European win of the campaign with a narrow win over Antonio Conte’s side. Lautaro Martinez second minute goal put Inter in front but Barcelona Luiz Suarez’s brace was enough to snatch the win.

Lionel Messi has insisted he and his team mates have no issues with Antoine Griezmann following their win against Inter.

There had been rumours earlier in the summer that Messi was unhappy about Barcelona decision to sign Griezmann instead of going for Neymar.

But Messi has now insisted that he his happy to play alongside Griezmann and the rest of his team-mates are as well.

“We have no problem with Griezmann,” Messi, who assisted Suarez’s late winner, said after the Nou Camp win.

“Little little by little our relationship is growing.

“The relationship of the whole wardrobe is very good.”

Messi also expressed his excitement after playing 90 minutes for the first time this season. The Argentine has had a difficult start to the season with injury affecting his participation.

And Messi added: “I am happy to be able to play the first 90 minutes of the season.

“I felt tired, but well and wanted to finish the game to see if I start from once.

“For me it is very important to play games. It’s how I get ready, because with so many games we can barely train. ”

Meanwhile Inter boss Antonio Conte believed his side deserved something from the game.

“The second half was something that changed the game completely,” Conte said.

“We responded to everything they threw at us until the 65th minute. We could’ve even got a penalty, in a very dubious play in my opinion.

“They equalised on the counter and the rhythm went down there.

“We have to understand at which point it was about Barcelona’s strength and which it was our fault.

“We have many players that have played consecutive matches. Alexis [Sanchez], for example, had played against Sampdoria.

“It leaves a bad taste [knowing] what we’ve done, produced and created. We deserved [to win] a lot more than Barcelona.

“In the end, the game was decided by some amazing players.”

 

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