BARCELONA, NNC – Lionel Messi is synonymous with Barcelona, and vice versa. Without Messi, Barca would not be able to compete in La Liga, said Argentine coach, Angel Cappa.
According to Cappa, Messi's role in the Blaugrana is so vital that without him, Barca is nothing. "Without him, Barcelona would be in 10th position. He repeatedly saved Barcelona this season," Cappa said as quoted by Marca.
Barcelona has Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, and Philippe Coutinho – all are very reliable. However, according to Cappa, so far Messi still has an irreplaceable role.
Messi has been the player with the highest contribution of goals in La Liga so far (10). He has made six goals and four assists. That means more than half of Barca's goals this season involved Messi.
Barcelona currently sits in second place in the Spanish league standings after failing to win in their last four matches.
After the international break, Ernesto Valverde's squad will face Sevilla, which is now on first place in the standings.