Not The Manager, Messi Blames One Player For Their UCL Exit

Barcelona’s UEFA Champions League exit has not been taken well by either the fans or the players. The La Liga champions will have to wait to lift the UEFA Champions League for at least one more year.

With the manager facing the most heat after their defeat, Argentine international Lionel Messi on the other hand actually felt that Barcelona’s biggest failure over the two legs was not their manager, but ex-Liverpool winger Philippe Coutinho, as per the Fox Sports. Even though the Barca number 10 has backed the Brazilian despite his constant failures, but now it looks as if even Messi has run out of tolerance for the Brazilian.

Philippe Coutinho was barely seen in an hour in each leg and was eventually substituted. Most believe that Barcelona would have been better off with playing Ousmane Dembele on the left flank.

Meanwhile, the Catalans are looking to sell off Coutinho in the summer transfer window and will also save on 20 million euros in doing so as the player has not yet made 100 appearances for the club.