Barcelona are good without Messi too: Ajax's Frank de Boer
Ajax boss Frank de Boer has warned that Barcelona have proven to be a force to be reckoned with even when they have been without Lionel Messi this season.
The Blaugrana romped to a 4-0 win over Granada at the weekend despite missing the Argentine through a hamstring injury and De Boer has pointed to the consistency of Gerardo Martino’s side as proof that the loss of Messi does not overly weaken the team.
Speaking ahead of Ajax’s Champions League clash with Barca tonight, he said: “We want to be second in the group but, even without Messi, Barcelona have lost very few points in both the league and Champions League. Even without Messi they have a lot of great players,” he said.