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Messi: Barcelona will grow with Xavi, he knows the club perfectly


Lionel Messi welcomed MARCA into his new Paris home as he received his eighth Pichichi, which he won last season as top scorer in LaLiga Santander.

In an exclusive interview, the Argentine opened up about everything. The full interview will be published on Tuesday in the newspaper and online, which you can of course read here on MARCA in English.

A calm and happy Messi opened his doors for MARCA, and he's delighted with how smoothly he has settled in Paris.

Focusing on the football side of things, Messi knows that there's a lot of pressure on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this season.

"Everyone says we're the big favourites," Messi told MARCA. "I won't deny that we're one of the candidates, but we still need some things to be a really strong team."

Messi's attention did, naturally, get turned back to his former club Barcelona, where former teammate Xavi Hernandez has taken over as coach.

"Barcelona will grow with Xavi," Messi said. "He's a coach who knows a lot and knows the club well."

For more on Xavi, PSG, and a lot more, keep an eye on MARCA in English on Tuesday for the full exclusive interview.

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