Messi: I have no problem with Villa

Sep 24, 2012, 08:27 IST | AFP

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has insisted he is on good terms with Barcelona teammate David Villa after the two players had a heated exchange of words during their 2-0 victory over Grenada on Saturday

“I have absolutely no problem with Guaje (Villa’s nickname), in fact it is quite the opposite. Do not look for problems where there are none,” Messi told Barca TV.

Lionel Messi and David Villa

Just before half-time in the Camp Nou clash, Messi blasted Villa for not passing the ball quickly enough, to which the former Valencia striker retorted in equally venemous fashion.

“These are the kind of things that happen during a match and there was a lot of pressure on us to score the first goal and make the match easier,” continued Messi who leads the Liga scoring charts with six goals, but didn’t find the net against Grenada. Substitute Xavi Hernandez scored a late goal to set Barcelona on their way to victory four minutes from the end which was then followed by an own-goal from Borja Gomez.

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