Ernesto Valverde has said that he is considering resting Lionel Messi for the La Liga Celta Vigo clash.
Earlier in 2018, reports suggested that the forward would be sidelined during periods of the second half of the campaign due to Messi ‘s desire to be ready to represent Argentina in the 2018 World Cup.
With Barca facing Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final at the weekend, the Barcelona boss has acknowledged that Messi could be given the night off for the trip to Balaidos.
“Resting Messi is a possibility like any other, but I think he is playing well, the other day he played a good game.
“We will make changes to the team in Vigo, I think it’s an important week and that the team needs the rest,” Valverde told reporters at a press conference
Messi has already appeared in 44 games for Barcelona in all competitions this season.