Lionel Messi is under fire from Barcelona manager after failing to score for an almost unheard of run of 3 games
- Lionel Messi has come under fire from Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman after failing to score since the opening day of the season.
- The Argentine forward drew his third consecutive blank in front of goal on Saturday as Barca lost 1-0 to Getafe.
- "Right now his performances could be better," Koeman told reporters.
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Lionel Messi has come under fire from Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman after failing to score in three consecutive games this season, an almost unheard of occurence.
The Argentine forward drew his third consecutive blank in front of goal on Saturday as Barca suffered its first defeat of the La Liga campaign at the hands of Getafe.
"I don't have any complaints or doubts about his effort," Koeman told reporters ahead of his side's Champions League opener against Hungary's Ferencvaros on Tuesday.
"Right now his performances could be better. On a day-to-day basis, he's happy and wants to play and be the team's captain."
Koeman added that "luck" hasn't been on the Messi's side as of late, however that he was sure that the 33-year-old would rediscover his best form in the coming weeks.
"I don't have any doubts about his performances and we're going to see him [at his best] in the upcoming games, I'm sure."
Messi is in the final year of his contract at the Camp Nou after having tried to leave the club in the summer.
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