Guardiola not worried by Messi dip
Pep Guardiola says he's not concerned by Lionel Messi's recent dip in form ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final with Chelsea.
Barcelona go into the match needing to recover a 1-0 deficit after losing last Wednesday's first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Following defeat to Real Madrid at the weekend, Guardiola now says his side's main priority for the rest of the season is winning the Champions League.
Despite Messi looking somewhat out-of-sorts in the successive losses, the coach says he not worried about his star man's form and expects the little Argentine to once again deliver the goods in Tuesday's return match with the Blues at the Nou Camp.
"I never allow myself to be concerned about Messi. Not even if he doesn't score for 27 matches," Guardiola said.
"Let him play, be happy and be who he's always been. His ambition helps us all."