Barcelona coach Guardiola: I could never doubt Messi

After victory over Real Zaragoza, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says he never had doubts about Lionel Messi's form.

After victory over Real Zaragoza, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says he never had doubts about Lionel Messi's form.

Messi was back to his best in the 6-1 thrashing and Guardiola remarked afterwards: "Leo is a person who would play at all hours.

"When he's not quite at his best, we all should support him, because this is a collective game. He should always be encouraged," said Guardiola. "For me, Messi will never create doubts."

On hat-trick hero Seydou Keita, Guardiola added: "He deserves every accolade that comes his way - and more."

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