FC Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde hailed «amazing» Lionel Messi after his side beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1, speaking at a press conference after the UEFA Champions League game, in Barcelona on Wednesday.
«Regarding Messi's match, what can I say, it has been amazing. It is not only what he does but when. Because one can do it in any match but it needs to be done at the right moment, when the... Еще qualification is at stake. That is when Leo shows up,» Valverde said.
The Barca coach also commented on the injury which forced forward Ousmane Dembele off less than half an hour into the match.
«We are now a bit sad because of him,» Valverde said adding «We have qualified but the bad news was his injury, especially now that he was feeling good. We are going to try to help him out.»
Messi scored and gave two assists in his 700th game for the Blaugrana, which secured top spot in Group F thanks to Wednesday's win.