Andres Iniesta has stated should Messi not score in any match, it doesn’t change how special he is.
After a knee injury Messi picked up in September, forced Barcelona to work with Neymar and Suarez, who were both up to the task.
Messi returned to the fold in Barcelona’s emphatic 4-0 win over Madrid and found the net.
“I don’t think Leo needs to score to feel something special. He’s the number one as far as we’re concerned. If he scores, great; if not, no problem,” the Spanish midfielder told reporters.
Iniesta also moved to keep expectations in check at the Camp Nou, following the club’s sparkling form, warning his team-mates that there is a long way to go in the season yet.
“We need to try and make this good run of form last as long as possible and to keep growing,” the 31-year-old added.
“There’s still a long way to go and we’re happy that we’re on this great run, but we’re not getting carried away. The most important thing is to stay up there where we are, and to transmit that positive vibe to the team and to our supporters.”