The Blaugrana face Chelsea in the Champions League, the Argentine Speaking in an interview with World Soccer, however feels as though it’s another English team who will prove to be their biggest challenge for the crown.
“Manchester City are one of the strongest teams in the world at this moment,” he confirmed.
“The same goes for PSG, but there is a lot of football left and I don’t rule Real Madrid out.
“They have a lot of quality and experience, then there is Bayern Munich who are a great team who will fight to the end.”
Before the interview came to an end, Messi analyzed how Barcelona adapted to Neymar’s departure, and how the Brazilian ace’s transfer helped Barcelona become a better team.
“His departure forced us to adapt to new tactics. We lost a lot of offensive ‘punch’, but it forced us to focus on our defense. We have a lot of options in midfield, we’re more balanced and that makes us even harder to beat in defense,” Messi concluded.