Carlo Ancelotti: 'Lionel Messi is still very important for Barcelona'

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is unsure whether Lionel Messi has changed position for Barcelona in 2014.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he is unsure whether Lionel Messi has changed position for Barcelona in 2014.

Messi has not scored in the league since September, although he recently spent two months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

The 26-year-old has seemingly been deployed in a deeper position since returning to action, but Ancelotti is unsure whether it is a permanent change.

"I don't know whether Messi has changed position," Ancelotti stated at a press conference.

"He has played well in recent matches and has shown that he is fit and has recovered well from his injury. He has not scored many goals, but he is still, as he always has been, very important for Barcelona."

Messi has scored 18 times this season.

Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2013
Read Next:
Hazard: "I can compete with Messi and Ronaldo"
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona2017305794854
2Atletico MadridAtletico2012712992043
3Valencia20124441212040
4Real Madrid19105439182135
5Villarreal2010462822634
6Sevilla2010282628-232
7EibarEibar198382431-727
8GironaGirona207672929027
9Getafe207672520527
10Real Betis208393341-827
11Celta Vigo207583327626
12Athletic Bilbao206862322126
13Leganes197481719-225
14Real Sociedad206683334-124
15Espanyol206681625-924
16AlavesAlaves2061131629-1319
17Levante203981628-1218
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2044122244-2216
19Las PalmasLas Palmas2042141647-3114
20Malaga1932141333-2011
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account