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Ex-Barcelona No2 Ten Cate: Messi risks burnout

Former Barcelona assistant coach Henk ten Cate expects Lionel Messi to slow down this year.

Ten Cate feels Messi risks burnout.

"I expect him to play fewer games this year. Just look at the scandalous tackles he has to deal with game after game. It's outrageous.

"Messi is incredibly quick, so he manages to evade a lot of tackles. There is a bigger risk when you start getting tired, though. The knee injury he picked up against Benfica was a warning. He will have to be cautious."

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