Amidst all the turmoil and work at Barcelona, Nou Camp boss Quique Setien finally appeared to be a happy man at the club.
Barcelona marched to a 5-0 win against Eibar. It was a Messi masterclass as the little winger scored 4 goals out of 5 including a first half hat-trick.
This win definitely lifted the mood in and around Nou Camp and also relieved the boss from some undue pressure.
“We were waiting for a match like this, in which things went well for us and we were doing things right,” Marca quoted the 61-year-old as saying in his post-match press conference.
“In other games we couldn’t finish like today despite doing things right.
“Today it went well, with three goals before the break.
“That gave us peace of mind and allowed us to think about what awaits ahead for us.”
Setien lauded Messi’s genius as well.
“Messi has been doing this for 14 or 15 years and will continue to do so,” Setién said.
“He is a guarantee for any team. The reality is that he is always there. If he is not there with his goals, he is with his assists.
“That is why it is the best in the world, because he resolves what others can’t.”