Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has expressed bafflement at the doubts surrounding Lionel Messi’s future.
Barcelona are coming off the back of three successive defeats for the first time in more than a decade and Messi’s part in those defeats has been scrutinized.
The Argentine maestro’s poor performances have been interpreted by some as a consequence of his unhappiness at the club.
But Martino insists that this is wrong and that people are jumping to conclusions because it’s Messi.
He said, “When it comes to him things are overblown. What’s hard to believe is that someone can doubt his future at the club. His future is at Barcelona. He started here at 12 and will stay here until the end of his career.”