Barca boss Valverde hails Lionel Messi.

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo before Sergio Busquets wrapped up the win with a late strike.

Ernesto Valverde praised Lionel Messi after Barcelona secured a 4-1 win against Celta Vigo, adding that the LaLiga champions cannot help but rely on the Argentine.

Barca bounced back to winning ways following a 3-1 defeat at Levante as Messi’s hat-trick and a late strike from Sergio Busquets handed the Catalans three points on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters after the game, head coach Valverde said as Goal reported: "It's impossible not to depend on Messi. That's how it works. He lights up everything.

"Today we were fluent and he scored three times. It is an advantage that we have, that our opponents fear and that is fine.

"When we win, we all win. Those who play are many, besides Leo. Everyone does their job."

Regarding their previous defeat to Levante, he said: "When you do not win, there is uncertainty surrounding your environment.

"It's good that it happens because you have to react. Because when you are used to a regular feeling, it forces you to improve."


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