Messi responds to Griezmann claims

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has responded to claims of a rift between himself and €120 million off-season signing Antoine Griezmann.
 
In the build-up to the Inter clash, Griezmann, who arrived from Ateltico Madrid as the marquee signing, admitted he's yet to strike an understanding with the club record scorer.
 
While he also revealed they don't converse much, the rumours of a potential rift in the dressing room began to circulate in Spanish media.
 
But after their 2-1 win over the Italian giants in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening, Messi ended the speculation.
 
"Obviously we have no problem," Messi told reporters, as per AS. "There is a good relationship with everyone, we are united.
 
"We were aware that the moment was not the best, we needed this victory to get on track so from now we can go up [a level]."
 
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner also went on to state that the club's indifferent start to the season can be linked to their pre-season preperations.
 
"We were on that road, we knew that we were in a difficult time, but in Europe all the greats have a hard time starting the season," he said.
 
"Because of the pre-season we are feeling heavy, with the pre-season trips you don't train well. I don't say it as a criticism, it's a reality.
 
"It's understandable that the club does these games, all the great [clubs] do and it is necessary. Little by little we are going to adapt to the competition."

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