Valverde: I Want Messi To Reach 200 Goals

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Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde jokes he hopes Lionel Messi reaches 200 European League goals.

The talismanic Barcelona forward scored his 100th European League goal in the 3-1 win over Olympiacos.

And Valverde has made a little joke he hopes Messi gets to double that tally this season.

“I hope he reaches 200 goals this season,” he joked.

“These numbers endorse what we see every day in training.”

Valverde is refusing to get carried away by his team’s form, even with Barca topping Group D and La Liga.

“I do not know if the fans have fallen in love with me,” he said.

“The results are good and we continue to get them, but tomorrow is another day, things can change overnight.

“We are going to cross our fingers and keep working.”



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