After recently managing to reach the 300th goal mark for Barcelona, the superstar Lionel Messi has been attracting lot of praise. The assistant manager of Barcelona, Jordi Roura has been one of the first to praise the player. Messi recently scored two goals in the 2-1 win over Granada. His first goal helped him reach the 300 goal mark for the club. Roura has said that he is extremely impressed with his efficiency when it comes to scoring. Messi managed to score two goals at a time when most of his teammates were missing a number of clear cut chances.
It looked like Barcelona were going to endure a night of frustration, which could possibly result in the second league defeat of the season. However, the two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona secure another three points on the way to the title. Granada had taken the lead after just 26 min. Even though Barcelona have lost just one match in the league this season, there was a fear that they would be heading for the second defeat of the league campaign after the Barcelona players were guilty of missing several clear-cut chances. At this period, Messi stepped up to the plate by scoring two goals in the second half to hand Barcelona the win.
“What am I going to say? It is something extraordinary. To score 301 goals I think is incredible and, in this game, when we lacked cutting edge he helped us. The result is very good but I don’t think it was the only good thing. We weren’t clinical in front of goal, but these players love to compete and after the first goal we have gone until the end and managed to come back. We have suffered because it is logical to suffer at some point,” said Roura.