Lionel Messi trains alone as relations between Barcelona players and Enrique take strain

Missing Messi

Tension is high at Barcelona following their 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg defeat at Juventus on Tuesday night.

Lionel Messi decided to not train with the main group on Wednesday morning, instead deciding to train alone in the gym, according to Marca. Messi was one of several Barca players to underperform in Turin.

He was not there to receive the riot act that was read out to the rest of the squad by an angry Luis Enrique.

End in sight

After Tuesday night’s defeat, the mood in the Barcelona camp has turned sour, and the general feeling is that they won’t be able to ‘do a PSG’ in their 2nd leg match against Juventus.

Tuesday’s loss was Barcelona’s 2nd in a row following their 2-0 defeat at Malaga on the weekend.

Enrique has already confirmed that he will be leaving the club at the end of the campaign, but Barcelona have not yet named his successor.