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Barcelona coach Koeman coy on Messi talks after Getafe thrashing

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman praised Lionel Messi after victory over Getafe.

The Catalans weren't sure of three points until Ronald Araujo's late header during their 5-2 win over Getafe on Wednesday.

"I don't think we're stronger than the other three teams [Real Madrid, Atletico and Sevilla]," Koeman said at full time.

"They're winning games too and we all have tough matches left.

"The fight will be until the final day."

Whether that final day will be Messi's last game for the club remains to be seen. The Argentine, who scored twice against Getafe, sees his contract expire in June.

"If I had spoken to Leo, I wouldn't tell you," Koeman said.

"The decision [to stay] is in his hands.

"He never lets his concentration slip. If he does, you don't notice it in his game.

"We need him. Today, he was decisive again.

"Let's hope he stays for many years."

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