FC Barcelona legend, Xavi Hernandez revealed that the star himself if Lionel Messi booked more money could have won.There were rumors that Messi is not sure if a new contract in Spain to sign expires with his current business in 2018.
But Xavi believes that the Argentine will not be motivated by money offers from other clubs because he has rejected similar offers in the past.
The Al-Sadd midfielder told Fox Sports,"I have no doubt at all that Messi will sign a new contract with Barcelona." "Over the years, I'm sure he has had many chances to earn more money with clubs that have billionaire owners, but his heart is at Barcelona."It is a love affair between him and Barcelona, and a relationship that I see continuing for many years yet."There will always be noise when it comes to Messi."He is the best player in the world, people will always want to write about him. But there is often noise without any truth and I am sure this is one of those times."
Messi, Suarez and Neymar complete Atletico and Barca reach Copa finalLionel Messi and Luis Suarez joined again for a fourth consecutive final of the Copa del Rey after a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid to Barcelona to send on Tuesday saw three players sent.
Suarez fired in a rebound of a shot from Messi placed Barcelona ahead but Uruguay striker will miss the final after sent off by a second yellow card 90 minutes of play, which helped his team to a 3-2 win in the aggregate .
Had slipped Suarez scored two minutes before the break after Messi for Atletico defender and goalkeeper Miguel Moya forced to stop.
"We did what we had to do the final hard work and with it we got there," Suarez said. As for his red card, he added: "The expulsion makes me laugh, because that's what the referee did seem to be."
Sergi Roberto of Barcelona who the first player the remaining half an hour for a challenge at Filipe Luis a second yellow card reception of the field begins to be referenced. Atletico, with 10 men to cut short after the second booking when Yannick Carrasco to Arda Turan.
Messi almost made the second goal in the 77th minute with a free hit bar, opened the Atletico path before the game.
Shortly after Kevin Gameiro had a penalty kick over the bar, Atletico's Atletico replacement striker compensated by Antoine Griezmann in the 83rd minute sent some drama to the final book.
Barcelona Atletico scored close but could not find the equalizer.
Despite the elimination, said Diego Simeone Athletic photos could build his team on the strong performance, the wrong a goal contain prevented Griezmann and many shots.
"My team played with passion, heart. We are, but our heads are high," said Simeone. "I pray that we can continue to play as we did in the second half of the first leg and today the whole game. If you miss it, something special can grow as a team."
While his proud team of Simeone's performance was recognized homer Luis Enrique made his Barcelona side, far from his best form.
In addition to Messi Barcelona lacked his characteristic possession, generation of simple shots and a champion's serenity.
"We did not believe the team had not won this competition," said Luis Enrique. "Athletic how dangerous from the start, but what luck on our side. It would havebebeen dangerous to be in compensation period."
Barcelona has won Spain's national cup in the past two seasons and has a record 28 World Cup trophies.
The current champion will face Celta de Vigo Tudo or Alaves in the end. Celtic visit Alaves leg in the other semi-final on Wednesday after they moved into their first 0-0.
Last week, Messi and Suarez each scored a goal from a 2-1 win in the first leg at the Vicente Calderón Athletic to win.
But what the team was not Simeone continued its good surface for the first stage to dominate both the match and the final round of the game at the Camp Nou.
In the first hour helped the Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen forced kick to turn Carrasco, Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion and Diego Godin.
Atletico continued to threaten until Messi made a difference.
The whole team's time marker looked like no place has to go when he caught the ball away from range and with a pack of defenders on the way. But Messi lowered his head, he started his career with a quick change of feet, and soon he had avoided three Atletico players.
Miguel Moya, the goalkeeper did well to stop the strike with the left foot of Messi to end with fall in the ball at Suarez feet.
Gameiro missed a great opportunity to score 10 minutes remaining when he sailed on a high penalty after being knocked over by Gerard Pique. Griezmann soon found a pleasant passageway for an easy target.
And then Suarez was sent to fight with a high ball, the Athletic pressed to the end with a goal would not have forced overtime.
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