Alves: Barcelona must step up in Messi absence

Barcelona fullback Daniel Alves says the players are up for covering the absence of Lionel Messi. Messi will be out for their clash with Real Mallorca due to a hamstring injury.

Barcelona fullback Daniel Alves says the players are up for covering the absence of Lionel Messi.

Messi will be out for their clash with Real Mallorca due to a hamstring injury.

"The fact that we don’t have him is an incentive to prove to everyone that we have enough quality to compete without him and show that we can do it just was well when he’s here. It’s a challenge for us to defeat PSG without Messi, but, obviously, it would be better if he was there," said Alves.

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