Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona fans not to take this season's title for granted.

Despite their big lead at the top of the table, Messi told Sport: "We would be very wrong if we thought that the Liga was already in our pocket, even if it is true that we have a comfortable points advantage.

"That simply means that we must be very careful and not relax.

"The key to our success so far has been the confidence we have in ourselves, we believe in our chances and have the cushion of points that allows us to have confidence to continue working as we are doing."