"Many players weren't satisfied or working hard and there was also an internal communication problem, '' the 40-year-old former defender said".
After Lionel Messi publicly declared his dissatisfaction with comments made by the club's technical secretary and his former teammate, Eric Abidal, Barcelona's immediate future could be set to seismically alter one way or another, according to journalist Graham Hunter on Wednesday's OTB AM.
"I honestly don't like to do these things, but I think everyone has to be responsible for their tasks and take care of their decisions".
"When things don't go well on the pitch, the players are the first ones to recognise as much". Those in charge of sporting direction should also face up to their responsibilities and above all take charge of their own decisions.
"Of course I am responsible for the decisions of the club".
"The relationship between the coach and dressing room was always good, but there are things that as an ex-player I can sense".
Messi did not take the comments lying down as he challenged Abidal to specify on the players he was talking about.
Abidal in his interview had also mentioned that six-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi was happy at the club and a new contract for the Argentine legend was now being discussed.
'I think we put in a great performance, one of the best of the season.
Amid all this, there remains a clause in Messi's contract that would allow him to walk away for nothing at the end of the season, even though his deal runs until 2021. "I try to make sure they don't affect my players, either". He's on top form, enjoying his game and breaking records, said Abidal. We want a strong team with a good everyday feeling and above all we want to win titles.