Favouring Messi to other Barça players is risky >> Read My Mind


Guardiola: 'Osasuna are a demanding side. They come at you. We have to play well and quick or the tie will be a difficult one. The last 8-0 result was a long time ago, and a result like that will be added motivation for them. The situation has changed. This is an 180 minute match and we have to try to get a good result'

Guardiola: 'Osasuna are a demanding side. They come at you. We have to play well and quick or the tie will be a difficult one. The last 8-0 result was a long time ago, and a result like that will be added motivation for them. The situation has changed. This is an 180 minute match and we have to try to get a good result'

Guardiola: 'Mendilíbar is ambitious, and that's why his daring team are fifth with 25 points. They'll clearly be coming here looking to win the tie, and by doing that Osasuna will help us get back into competitive football, we are going to have to attack well and create lots of goalscoring chances'

Guardiola: 'Messi has come back in fine spirits, so we'll decide tomorrow. I haven't asked him if he wants to play because I know what his answer will be. But it's me who will decide. He is gaining in experience with every year, he understands the game better and the sooner he is back playing the better'

Guardiola: 'Iniesta did the whole session today, and finished all the exercises. He's fine. He has done two sessions so far. It's a bit early for him to play the whole 90 minutes, but perhaps he can go on for a little while'

Guardiola: 'Tito Vilanova could be back on the bench on Wednesday night against Osasuna. It is very important for the team for him to be there. We aren't the same without him. In principle, he'll be there tomorrow, but the future will depend on his condition. We mustn't forget that he's only just had an operation. He'll come depending on how things develop. The most important thing is that he is getting better'

- Many important points cover by Guardiola in today's press conference. I like how our coach always talks about any topic the media throw at him, always respectful and correct.

As far as I'm concerned, players who haven't trained should not play. In my experience, it doesn't help team dynamics when you start making differences between professionals in terms of holidays, playing time, treats etc. By listening to other players though, it looks as if everyone in the Barça dressing room agrees to consider La Pulga a special case. Or at least that's why they are telling the media...

If Messi is fit and Guardiola wants him to, he may play but I don't feel it's necessary to risk any friction within the squad for him to play the Last 16 round in the Spanish Copa.

LEO MESSI: A SPECIAL PLAYER WHO IS OBVIOUSLY BEING TREATED DIFFERENTLY, NOT A GOOD MOVE!!!