Mircea Lucescu, coach of Dinamo Kiev, referred to the loss of the Argentine 10 in the pre-match on Tuesday.
Barcelona is far from living a moment in which something is left over. However, in the Champions League he has a better present than in the League. He adds an ideal score in three presentations and Ronald Koeman decided to rest Lionel Messi for the game on Tuesday against Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine. He does not want to continue adding casualties to a short squad.
With just three points in the group, Dinamo dreams of the coup. But it will not be easy and even less for having only 13 players available between injured and isolated by coronavirus. Can it happen without Messi?
“Barcelona is Barcelona. The presence of Messi of course gives them an advantage on the technical and offensive level. But his absence will make them play with a better attitude in defense,” said the DT Mircea Lucescu at a press conference in Kiev.
The DT, in any case, did not overlook everything that the rival institution is experiencing regarding the situation of Messi, whose contract expires in June 2021 and there is great uncertainty about the future.
“Barcelona is one of the best teams in the world. Now it is not living its best time. The Messi case creates an atmosphere of nervousness in the club. New strategy, new connections between players, everything needs time,” explained the coach.
Finally, Lucescu recalled what was the victory achieved in 2004 with Shakhtar against Barcelona, with a young Messi as the starter: “We want to win. For us the victory is very important. Dinamo was absent from the Champions League for a long time. 2004 Messi was starting, I was at Shakhtar then, and we played. That game was a great boost for the development of football in Ukraine “,
In the game played at the Camp Nou, Barsa won 2-1. What will happen in this new chapter?