Messi reveals Barcelona intent

09 December 2009 09:24
Lionel Messi has revealed that Barcelona are determined to fill a space in their trophy cabinet with the Club World Cup. The reigning Spanish and European champions have never won the competition, with their most recent experience being a 1-0 defeat in the 2006 final to Brazilian club Internacional. "It's one title the club has never won and it's one title that has eluded most of the players at Barca," explained Messi. "It's also the last competition of what's been a historic 2009 and we want to end the year in style." Speaking ahead of the tournament which begins on December 9, Messi added: "I think the most important lesson we've learned is not to be over-confident and to get to know our opponents in depth. "The last time we maybe thought that the other sides were a bit below us and that's something we can't afford to let happen again if we want to be champions."

Source: ESA