- Lionel Messi has revealed that he has been playing with groin injury since December 2018
- The Argentine football legend made this revelation while on international duty
- Messi also explained that he has been training less and not playing all games
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that he has been playing for the Catalan giants through groin injury pain since December last year.
This latest revelation could be a cheering news for Premier League side Manchester United ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona.
Lionel Messi made the revelation in an interview with Argentinian radio station 94.7 while on international duty with the national team.
"It has become the custom to say things about me. They invent things about me when I am not there and nothing surprises me.
"The truth is I came back to the Argentina team with a pubis (groin) injury that I have been carrying since December and I have been training less and not playing all games.
"Pubis injuries are complicated; you cannot shake them off from one day to the next.
"I feel better but I have to take care of myself,'' Lionel Messi explained.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi's goal against Getafe in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey 2006/07 season was voted by fans as the best goal so far in the history of Spanish champions Barcelona.
More than 500,000 votes were cast in the past three months which helped the officials in charge to know the goal that made the fans happy.
And after 60 eliminatory rounds, four goals of which three from Lionel Messi and one from Sergi Roberto qualified for the final stage during the past week.
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