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Lionel Messi has savage verdict on team-mate – Barca playing with 10 men

BARCELONA star Lionel Messi reportedly fumed over Andre Gomes’ performance against Valencia and wants him sold in the summer.

Gomes has racked up 69 appearances and helped Barca win two trophies since moving to the Nou Camp in 2016.

Last night he was involved from the off as they looked to book their place in the Copa del Rey final.

Gomes was only involved until the break though and it was Philippe Coutinho’s introduction in his place that changed the game.

Barcelona ran out 2-0 winners against Valencia at the Mestalla and will face Sevilla in the final on April 21.

The latest reports from Spain suggest Messi offered a damning verdict on Gomes to his team-mates.

According to Diario Gol, Messi was not impressed about Gomes being chosen in the starting XI.

And he let that be known post-match by supposedly saying Barcelona are “playing with 10 [men]” when he’s in the team.

Messi’s apparent outburst has been mirrored by him asking Ernesto Valverde not to pick Gomes anymore.

And Luis Suarez is said to be in favour of the Portugal international being sold at the end of the season too.

Fortunately for Messi and Suarez, Barcelona chiefs are in favour of moving Gomes on.

And they would have done so last month had the only deals on offer not been loans.

Diario Gol add that Valverde picked Gomes last night to put him in the shop window ahead of a summer switch.

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