Barcelona star Lionel Messi denies claims his teammates are intimidated by him.

Messi has been spotted in rows with the likes of Cristian Tello, Isaac Cuenca and David Villa on the field.

"A little dictator? I don't care what people say. My team-mates all know that I'm not like that," Messi told Sport.

"It is a privilege to be part of the best Barcelona ever. Not just for what we have achieved, but also because of the way we play."