Messi excited as opponent’s fans cheer him after hat-trick

Lionel Messi has revealed how he felt when fans of Real Betis cheered him after he scored a hat-trick in their team’s 4-1 loss to rivals Barcelona.

The goals from the Argentine makes it the 33rd league hat-trick he’s scored.

Speaking after the game:

After Atletico‘s defeat, we couldn’t falter,” he explained in the mixed zone.

“It’s a very important victory today.

“Goals are important as they allow us to take three points, and we took advantage of a very good opportunity.”

On the challenges faced before the victory:

“They’re a team that treat the ball very well,” he admitted.

“However, we didn’t suffer for a moment; we were very organised.

“Sometimes we have to adapt our style to suit the opposition, and in specific moments of matches we have to be prepared for anything.”

Messi’s goals now send Barcelona 10 points clear off Atletico Madrid bin the La Liga table.


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