CNB News – Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman believes Lionel Messi is slowly getting back to his best after the Argentine netted a brace against Athletic Club on Wednesday night.
Messi’s brace and Pedri’s goal saw Barcelona record a 3-2 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
The forward has been involved in 10 goals in 10 games in all competitions, scoring eight and assisting two.
“Since the first day that I arrived at the club I think Lionel Messi has given everything” Koeman told a news conference.
“I haven’t been surprised by his quality because he’s obviously been showing how good he is for years. It’s possibly true that he’s been less effective than normal which is why there could have been doubts but he’s doing a lot better now, he feels comfortable at the moment and he feels up for the challenge.
Barcelona currently sit in third, seven points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid having played two games more.