FC Barcelona captain speaks to the media after the game with Osasuna

Messi wished to address the media following the defeat at home to Osasuna, on the day that Barça’s Liga title hopes vanished. The Argentine commented that “we have to be globally self-critical, because we are Barcelona and it is our obligation to win every game.”

With regard to recent Liga displays he insists “there is room for improvements” and feels the rest prior to the resumption of the Champions League will do everyone good

On LaLiga
“We knew Madrid were going to win the league because we dropped too many points. I don’t like the image we gave, especially thinking ahead to future challenges.”

“Madrid did their homework after lockdown, and they take credit for that. But we helped them a lot. We dropped a lot of points that we shouldn’t have. We need to be self-critical, starting with ourselves, but also globally. Because we are Barcelona and it is our duty to win all the time”.

On the Osasuna game
“This game reflects what we’ve been like all season. A very irregular team that lets its head drop too easily. We gifted the first half to an Osasuna team that overpowered us. In the second half we were better, but it wasn’t enough.”

On the Champions League
“There is obviously room for improvement and we need to start thinking about the Champions League. We all want to win it. But we need to be self-critical, improve a lot, and change a lot. I hope we get it all done in time.”