Messi reacts as Barcelona win first cup this season
Lionel Messi, Barcelona captain, has said they deserved some happiness, after they won their first cup this season by defeating Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.
Messi scored two goals as Ronald Koeman also clinched his first trophy as Barcelona manager.
Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong were also on target at Seville.
The cup is the 35th trophy Messi has won as a Barca player, but his first Copa del Rey as the club’s captain.
“I am really happy for this group of players because they deserved some happiness,” he told Barca TV.
“It’s really special to be the captain of this club, where I have spent my whole life, and it’s a really special Copa for me, to be able to lift [the trophy].”
Last season was Barca’s first without a trophy since 2007/2008.
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