The skipper of Argentina football team and one of the best footballers of all times, Lionel Messi, has said that he is still disappointed by his penalty miss in the semifinal of the last champions league. Lionel Messi was not able to take advantage of the penalty in the semifinal of the last Champions league and Barcelona lost the match against Chelsea by 3-2. As per Messi, he was gutted by that loss. His team should have easily won that semifinal. But, unfortunately, they had to suffer a loss. Messi said that he was the main culprit of that loss.
But, Messi said that Champions League 2011 is history now. The players should put that defeat out of their mind now. As per Messi, everybody was expecting Barcelona to win the Champions League tournament last year, but, unfortunately the team was not able to stand up to the expectations. But, this time around, the players must not repeat the same mistakes. Barcelona is going to play under a different coach this year. Tito Vilanova has been appointed as the coach of Barcelona. Tito is not a new name for the Barcelona players. He has worked as the assistant coach of Barcelona in the past. The Barcelona players are quite happy with Tito being appointed as the coach. On being asked about Tito’s appointment as coach, Messi said that he has been with the team before. He knows the players quite well and the players also respect him a lot. So, his appointment will benefit Barcelona.
As per Messy, the energy level of the players is quite good. The players don’t want to miss the opportunity this year. On being asked about his own fitness, Messi said that he has taken appropriate rest and is ready to start a fresh season.