Messi insists no furious feud with Barcelona pal Villa

Lionel Messi has played down his on-field row with Barcelona teammate David Villa during victory over Granada.
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Lionel Messi has played down his on-field row with Barcelona teammate David Villa during victory over Granada.

The pair were seen rowing during the narrow win.

But Messi insisted: “People shouldn’t look for a problem where there isn’t one. We’ve got a spectacular squad. These things are part of football, with the tension of wanting to score to make everything easier and win. It happens in training and in matches as well. I haven’t got any problems with ‘El Guaje, quite the opposite.

“These things show the character of the team to want to win and keep on playing well. We get ‘heated’ because we want the best and the tension makes you react like that."

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