Champions League Final: Messi Reveals Why He Wanted Liverpool To Beat Real Madrid
Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, has revealed he was rooting for Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in the final of last season’s UEFA Champions League.
Messi and his team-mates were knocked out in the quarter-final by Roma.
However, their rivals, Real, went all the way to the final in Kiev, where they beat Liverpool 3-1, to win the trophy for a third successive year and a record 13th time.
When asked who he backed to win the final, Messi told Sport: “I want to win. What the other teams do doesn’t interest me.
“As a Barcelona player, and when we’re not [left] in a competition, I never want our main rival to win.
“But, first of all, I want to win myself.”