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'Bastard Messi Rests During Games'

Speaking ahead of Eibar’s match against FC Barcelona in LaLiga this weekend, manager Jose Mendilibar labelled superstar Lionel Messi a "bastard" and conceded the Argentine is unlikely to be rested on Saturday.

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The Catalan giants host the LaLiga minnows late on Saturday afternoon, and it remains to be seen as to whether Messi gets rested ahead of Barca’s UEFA Champions League tie with Napoli next week.

Eibar boss Jose Mendilibar is not getting his hopes up, however, saying if the 32-year-old does take a rest, it will probably be during the game.

"I don't think (Messi) rests," he said, according to Marca.

"This bastard rests in the game. He knows when he has to participate, when to rest.

"If he was given the day off, he would have a worse time watching from the stands and get more tired."

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Mendilibar then told a story of a past experience when coming face to face with Messi.

"Once with Osasuna, we went to play a Copa del Rey game. In the morning of the game, Messi was ruled out because he had a problem with his stomach and had fever," he said.

"After eating, he was called-up, he was on the bench, we were losing 2-0 and suddenly I see him warming up.

"He came on, scored two goals and we lost 4-0."

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Messi has failed to score in his last four league matches, but has assisted six goals in that same time period.

When do you think Messi will rediscover his goalscoring form? Let us know in the comments section below.

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