Last updated on April 17th, 2021 at 11:27 am
Messi, who scored a brace in Barca’s 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Wednesday, said Barcelona must first do very well in both the La Liga and the Copa del Rey if they want to win the Europe topflight league trophy this term.
The Argentine captain has helped the Catalan club to Champions League glory four times in the past, most recently in 2015.
The 31-year-old, however, insisted it is a priority for his side to win the competition again this season.
“The Champions League is the dessert for everyone, but to get it you have to be good in the League and Cup,” Messi told Movistar.
“You have to be good in the league to be well in the Champions League. We will not leave aside any competition.
“The Champions League is special but we will fight for the league and cup.”
Barcelona will take on Valencia on Sunday in the La Liga fixture.