Lionel Messi has expressed his frustrations that Barcelona fans will run out of patience after they lost their La Liga title to Real Madrid.
Madrid were crowned La Liga champions last night following a 2-1 win over Villarreal when Barcelona was beaten 2-1 at home by Osasuna.
Barcelona captain Messi was in the team that lost Liverpool in the semi-finals last season. They lost despite leading by three goals in the first half.
Messi believes that Barcelona will still be knocked out of the competition if the club does not change their fortunes on the field with a decisive round of 16 second-leg against Napoli in August.
“Roma, Liverpool… the fans are running out of patience because we’re not giving them anything. If we want to fight for the Champions League, a lot has to change. Like this, we will lose to Napoli” Messi said.
Barcelona lost their La Liga title on the night their 30-game unbeaten home run in the league also came an end. Not even a win would save the Catalans as Real Madrid beat Villareal 2-1 to lift the La Liga trophy.
He remains the top scorer has Barca’s hopes now shift to Champions League. They host Napoli on August 8 in the last 16 second leg. They drew 1-1 in Italy in the first leg match.