Real Madrid general manager Jorge Valdano insists there is no need for them to fear Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The Argentine's hat-trick against Real Zaragoza has Spanish football identities likening Messi to Diego Maradona.

But Valdano insists: "Messi is not a problem, he is an incentive .

"The great form of Messi will give the fans more value to this league, if we win."