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

Ancelotti: 'Messi still very important'
© AFP
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



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona98102632325
2Valencia963025101521
3Real Madrid96211871120
4Atletico MadridAtletico9540145919
5Leganes952283517
6Villarreal95131510516
7Real Betis95131917216
8Sevilla951398116
9Real Sociedad84131917213
10Celta Vigo93241814411
11Athletic Bilbao93241010011
12Levante9252911-211
13Getafe9234111019
14Espanyol8233711-49
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo8224916-78
16EibarEibar9216320-177
17GironaGirona8134713-66
18Las PalmasLas Palmas9207722-156
19AlavesAlaves9108314-113
20Malaga9018420-161