​Lionel Messi has revealed what he believes to be one of the key factors to Barcelona's success in recent years - claiming that a lack of egos in the squad of the Spanish champions allows them to work together to unlock their full potential. 


The Catalan giants are currently on a four-game winning streak after their narrow win over Granada this weekend, but Manchester City are likely to provide a tougher test at the Etihad on Tuesday night as Pep Guardiola's side look to avenge the humiliating defeat of two weeks ago. 


In an interview with the ​Sun, Messi said of his teammates: “We are a group and we work together to win. There is no egotism in anyone in this squad. We always try to enjoy playing together and a goal also gives you confidence, so we always try to enjoy it together when we have a game under control.


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“Ney is also a person who is very close to us and who we admire a lot. He has such a joyful character. We all get on very well together.”

The Argentine superstar also discussed the difference in style between Barca's current system and that which they played with under Guardiola, saying: “In reality, the system of Barcelona is something that everyone knows.


“I can say we are one of the few clubs that have it, but each boss has different things and applies them as he sees fit. We have not noticed massive changes but, yes, some - in that with Luis maybe now we are a bit more aggressive when we attack at speed, whilst with Pep we used counter-attacks less.”


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