Koeman: I don't have a problem with Messi
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Koeman: I don't have a problem with Messi

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman insists that there is no bad blood between him and Lionel Messi after the latter's transfer request was denied.

Messi, in an interview with Goal, said that the reason he chose to stay is to avoid a battle in court with the club he loves, but he still feels the injustice done to him by the president.

When questioned on his relationship with the 33-year-old, Koeman insisted that the issue "was mainly a conflict between Messi and the club", meaning that there is no problem between the two individuals.

"That has passed me reasonably well," Koeman told Fox Sports.

"That was mainly a conflict between Messi and the club. I have spoken to Messi since then and we will continue as usual."

Barca relinquished control of the LaLiga title to Real Madrid last season, while they were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage by Bayern Munich, suffering an 8-2 defeat.

Messi scored 31 times and registered 26 assists in 44 appearances at club level last term.

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