Lionel Messi: Barcelona must not sacrifice playing style for success
Lionel Messi couldn’t help Barcelona to Champions League success this season
Lionel Messi insists there is no need for Barcelona to change their style of play, despite the Catalan giants failing to reach the Champions League final for the second successive season.
Barca’s slick passing style has been revered for years, with the club lifting three Champions League trophies since 2006, alongside five La Liga titles and two Fifa Club World Cups.
But the club have crashed out of Europe’s top club competition at the semi-final stage in each of the last two attempts, including an aggregate 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich this season.
However, despite their failure on the European front, Barca romped home to reclaim the Spanish league title from rivals Real Madrid this year and Messi insists there is no reason for the club to change their style of play.