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Messi: Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale are both great players

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Lionel Messi, considered the best player in the world, was recently interviewed and for once, he kept his serious face aside.

‘Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale are both great players, they are doing so well for their clubs,’ said Messi when asked about them by Sportsmail, the only English newspaper invited to his press conference in Barcelona.

‘And I always want to play with the best players. But I have to be careful with what I say because I can’t see them leaving their teams soon. But of course I want to play with the best players.’

Barcelona have a lot of work to do when the face AC Milan next week in the Champions League. When asked about this, he commented:

‘We’re all aware of the problems at the moment, We’ve had some big defeats and we all have to do a bit more to change and improve the situation. We have a very important match next week and we have to focus on that. I hope we overturn the 2-0 loss. Why can’t we score three when they scored two in Italy? That’s what everyone expects from us and this is what we are going to try to do. Milan will be difficult but we can do it. We all have to do more. We have to show we can play better, like we did before.’

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