"It's a final so we have to play it for what it is and not think about anything else".
"The wish is to play Barcelona's style, what we learned here in La Masia".
It was a great year with 97 points in the league, but unfortunately, we didn't end as champions, so that's why we want to finish this season with a trophy.We were playing a final.
Continuing, Messi believes the former Athletic Club coach should be given the chance to keep the Barca job, citing his impressive tenure outside of those two Champions League setbacks.
It was claimed that Messi was in tears in the Anfield dressing room post-match, with his dreams of equalling Cristiano Ronaldo by winning a fifth Champions League being scuppered. "We used to say finals are not to play, finals are to win".
That sounds very unlikely, this is Spurs and that amount is much bigger than anything they've offered for anyone.
"We are exclusively responsible for what happened during that game". They pressed very high, we lacked our usual passing rhythm, and it was very intense.More news: Tehran, US Tension A Clash Of Wills, Says Iran Guard Official
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Messi also suspects that defeat to Valencia on Saturday could cause further turmoil.
"A World Cup final is the biggest thing there is and it's a huge disappointment but to have a 3-0 lead and then lose the (Liverpool) tie. they are both huge disappointments", he said.
'We knew what happened the season before against Roma could happen again and it did.
Barca's all-time top scorer became club captain for the first time this season but, despite the Catalans retaining the Liga title with three games to spare, Messi can not shake off the bad memories of the loss to Liverpool.
Asked about whether he was left to think about the disappointment over the two Champions League defeats, Messi conceded it does haunt him.
A busy summer is expected at as Zidane and club president Florentino Perez look to rebuild a side which won four of the five Champions League trophies from 2014 to 2018, but struggled last season and finished trophyless.