Barcelona spoiling for triumphs this season – Messi

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Updated September 7, 2012

Argentine forward and Barcelona ace player Lionel Messi has credited his club the Spanish giants on their readiness on the challenge of competing on all the tournaments this season.

Barca appeared on course to retain both their league and Champions League triumphs as last season drew to a close.

But they were knocked out of Europe’s premier club competition by Chelsea in the semi-finals and lost their domestic crown to Real Madrid.

He admitted that as always, he would have loved to win the champions league last season and every other tournaments as it has been their trademark for a while now.

He said further that not beating Chelsea who were crowned the new European Champions last season and playing the final was painful for Barcelona and the most painful for him was the penalty he missed but all that is behind now because Barcelona will be going all out for laurels again for they are very prepared.

The Argentine said although new coach Tito Vilanova had a different personality to previous boss Pep Guardiola, his approach to football is the same.