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'The Copa del Rey Win Was Special,' Admits Barcelona Icon Lionel Messi

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi led Barcelona to the Copa del Rey honour this season
Lionel Messi led Barcelona to the Copa del Rey honour this season / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi has opened up on the disappointing season that the Catalan giants have had, though he hailed them winning the Copa del Rey - revealing that winning the trophy was "special" because of the spell they were going through.

Barcelona eventually finished third in the LaLiga table with 79 points, seven behind title winners, Atletico Madrid, though they did manage to ensure that the club did not go without silverware for a second season in a row by winning the Copa del Rey.

The captain admits is was an important win for the team, particularly because of the amount of young players in the squad.

“The Copa del Rey was special because of the spell we were going through. The club is coming from a couple of years of where we weren’t doing well. It’s a young dressing room, with a lot of new faces. This Copa del Rey win was a turning point for the dressing room and a very important one," he told Ole.

The interview however did not give any insight into what the 33-year-old will decide to do in the summer regarding his future, considering that his contract with the club expires next month. Messi has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp, though nothing is certain as of now.