The Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has said that there are no problems between Lionel Messi and David Villa. There have been reports that the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi reportedly clashed with the Spaniard David Villa after a few differences between the striking pair rose recently. The two strikers were thought to be not happy with each other phone in the 2-0 win over Granada during the weekends, with Liverpool Soccer News talking up a possible move for Villa.
The Catalan club were not at their best in the match against Granada, who defended valiantly throughout the match. As result, they could not force an opening for the majority of the match before the club ultimately got the reward for the perseverance in the dying minutes of the match.
Lionel Messi did not score in the match. It was the first game that David Villa was taking part in from the start since his return from the tibia fracture suffered in December of last season. He was criticised by Lionel Messi in the 44th minute for not making a pass quickly. However, the Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has downplayed the possibility of the clash between the two players by saying that it shows that both these players care about winning more than anything else.
“There is nothing to gather from what happened between Villa and Messi. Whoever plays football knows discussions are a normality, and part of the game. Such occurrences are common signs that a team is alive. Not exchanging views for betterment would honestly suggest worse. What was important was to make it 15 points out of 15,” said the Barcelona manager after the match. Lionel Messi also confirmed that this was just a confrontation in the heat of the moment. He has downplayed suggestions that he has fallen not with the 30-year-old Spaniard, who is the record goalscorer for Spain.