Messi plays down rift with Martino

Messi subbed SociedadBarcelona attacker Lionel Messi, has taken to Facebook, to deny stories that emerged after yesterday’s win over Real Sociedad and insists he never made any gesture to Gerardo Martino, as he was hauled off with 10 minutes left.

The 26-year-old was on the scoresheet again, alongside Neymar, Busquets and Bartra, as Barca won their sixth straight game in La Liga this season.

“I didn’t mean to make any gesture when Martino took me off,” Messi said on his official Facebook site.

“Nobody likes to be out, but we must accept it because it is the best for our team.”

“What I will not accept is that certain media tell lies about any situation that happens around me.”

Adeyemi Adesanya
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