Messi won’t be on the pre-season tour of the US with Barcelona according to Luis Enrique and this is due to the fact that Messi needs rest from the Copa.
The Argentine captained his national team to another major final in a year, but the winners medal eluded them again as they had to settle for second place.
“Messi is not in the US because he needs a vacation,” Luis Enrique told reporters in Los Angeles, USA on Sunday. “His energy might seem eternal, but he needs a rest sometimes.
“I prefer not to tour, there are more problems than positives. It’s a pleasure to come to countries such as the US but there are aspects such as jet lag which aren’t ideal.
“We could be doing the same training sessions at home. Then again, it’s nice to take part in friendly competitions and we’ll try to prepare in training with these games in mind.”