BARCELONA: Four-time World Player of a Year Lionel Messi has warned Barcelona’s rivals that a European champions are dynamic to compare their five-trophy transport from 2015 in a entrance year.
Messi scored on his 500th coming for a bar as Barca dull off a year in character with a 4-0 win over Real Betis to pierce behind to a tip of La Liga on Wednesday.
The Catalans lead Atletico Madrid on idea disproportion and Real Madrid by dual points as good as carrying a diversion in palm on their rivals from a Spanish capital.
And carrying won a Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and a Club World Cup in a past 12 months, Barca also set a new record of 180 goals in a calendar year.
“It has been a fantastic year and we wanted to finish it this way,” pronounced Messi.
“It will be formidable to urge on what we have done, yet we always try. We have a good patrol that are unfortunate to continue winning.”
Barca were given a assisting palm on their lapse to movement after a shorter than normal 10-day winter mangle in Spain, though, as they were awarded a argumentative chastisement when Antonio Adan clashed with Messi after punching a round to safety.
Neymar’s ensuing spot-kick came off a bar, yet Heiko Westermann incited a round into his possess net from a miscarry and afterward Barca were usually denied an even larger subjection by a array of excellent saves by Adan and a woodwork.
A poetic one-two between Neymar and Messi authorised a after to container home his 425th Barca idea before a Luis Suarez double dull off a scoring in a second-half.
“We only came behind from a holidays so it is normal that a stroke dips a bit and a games during a Club World Cup always take their toll,” combined Messi.
“Possibly it wasn’t a good game, yet we managed to do a many critical thing that was to win and start another critical duration well.”
And Barca trainer Luis Enrique echoed a sentiments of his star actor as he focused on starting a new year with feat divided to Espanyol in a Barcelona derby on Saturday.
“Firstly, we have to honour a players and a fans that get to suffer this singular team,” he pronounced of Barca’s achievements in his initial full year in charge.
“The design is to win again, to win a initial diversion in 2016 and again be severe to win titles via a deteriorate for this team, a fans and a club.
“We ready for a new year with copiousness of enterprise and fad for a large games to arrive as fast as possible. We need to try to say a same turn as 2015.”