Ronald Koeman insists Messi is happy at Barcelona despite departure rumours.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner scored 15 goals in 20 matches in the 2020/21 campaign and has entered the final five months of his contract with the Catalan giants.
After Barca’s 5-1 victory over Alaves, Koeman believes that the 33-year old will be back in top form against PSG on Tuesday.
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“Well, we know that Leo is a decisive player,” the Barca head coach told reporters.
“He has been for many years, he is very concentrated. He’s excited, he’s happy and he’s been very effective in front of goal.
“He’s someone that when we make passes between the lines to find him it gives a load of depth for the rest of the players and makes them even easier for him.
“He has a great vision of play, so of course if we want to try and go through or aspire to win trophies having Messi at his best is vital, but we need also everyone else at the best. That’s very important.”
The Blaugrana faces Pochettino’s PSG in the Champions League round-of-16 first-leg fixture.