Barcelona chief Bartomeu hails club icons Messi, Guardiola after Granada win

Barcelona vice-president Josip Bartomeu hailed Lionel Messi after he became the club's all time leading goal scorer last night. Messi struck a hat-trick in victory over Granada.

Barcelona vice-president Josip Bartomeu hailed Lionel Messi after he became the club's all time leading goal scorer last night.

Messi struck a hat-trick in victory over Granada.

“It’s unlikely that another player like Leo will play [this sport] and break this record,” said Bartomeu.

"We have a fantastic player for many years to come. We’re privileged.”

On Pep Guardiola's contract situation, Bartomeu added: "He’s an important person, he turned this team around, the Club and Barça’s athletic vision. We want him to stay. He represents much more than a manager and we hope that he stays.”

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