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Messi Shocks World With Scathing Attack On Barca

Following FC Barcelona's surprise LaLiga loss to Osasuna on Thursday, the same night Real Madrid won the league title, a fed up Lionel Messi revealed his feelings perhaps like never before.

Click through the gallery above to see some images from Barca's shock defeat to Osasuna.

The Argentine's free-kick goal was not enough to rescue even a point for the Catalans as they were beaten 2-1 by 10-men Osasuna at the Camp Nou.

While the home side's sluggish performance did not surprise many, Messi did when he spoke openly about his team and the club's shortcomings after the match, saying they essentially helped Los Blancos win the 2019/20 league campaign.

"We didn't want to end the season like this, but it represents how the season has gone," he said, according to Goal.

"We were a very erratic, very weak, low-intensity team… We lost a lot of points and today's game is a summary of the season.

"We have to be self-critical. Starting with the players but doing a global self-criticism. We are Barca and we have to win everything. We can't look at Madrid… Madrid have done their job, but we have helped them a lot.

"If we want to win the Champions League, we have to change a lot. If we continue like this, we will lose the game against Napoli."

Messi then said he was looking forward to the break before the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League tournament resumes, and reiterated how important it is for a club like Barcelona to win trophies.

"We have to change lots of things. We have a game against Napoli just around the corner and things have to change. I think we'll have a break now, which will be good for us to clear the heads a bit," he added.

"January until now has been such a terrible time for everybody. I think in the Champions League there are four matches where we could turn the whole season around if we get the right results.

"I think the people here at the club will feel angry about what's been going on this season, but that's normal, the players feel like that too, it's logical people will be critical.

"I think it's like losing against Roma and Liverpool; when you don't win anything, no one is happy."

Click through the gallery below to see eight players who could leave Barca!

Messi has played 41 matches across all competitions for the Blaugrana so far this season, scoring 28 goals and assisting a further 24 strikes.

Do you think Messi will still be at Barcelona beyond the expiration of his contract next year? Let us know in the comments section below.

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