Champions League is the priority for Barcelona star Lionel Messi
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is targeting the UEFA Champions League this season. He stated that the coveted trophy is the priority. Real Madrid have dominated Europe, in recent times, with 4 UCL trophies in 5 years and three have come in succession. Messi, who is the new skipper of the Catalans, has vowed fans that the club will give it all.
Messi saw the 2018-19 campaign got off to a solid start with Barca winning the Spanish Super Cup. This was Messi's 33rd trophy with the club since his debut. Messi has won 4 Champions League titles at Barca with the last one coming in 2014-15. Barca will, no doubt, push to defend La Liga, but the main prize is the UCL.
Messi feels that the club has done an able business in terms of transfer activities, this summer. The Argentine noted that this squad will allow them to dream big this season. He feels that the Champions League sticks to their throats after the manner in which they have been eliminated in recent times. With Messi determined to this extent, this season could be crucial.
Barcelona thrived under former skippers Puyol, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. And now with Messi as their leader, one will expect Barca continue the tradition of faring well in terms of Spanish domination. The Catalans will need to stop Real Madrid, once again, from gaining authority in the UCL. Despite seeing the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, Los Blancos will enter UCL as favorites.