Barcelona midfielder Leo Messi has jumped to the support of Antonio Conte after beating Chelsea in the Champions League this week.

Despite the result, Italian boss Conte could be seen hugging Messi as they both left the pitch.

And as pressure mounts on the 48-year-old’s job, Messi and some words of encouragement.

“I didn’t hear him, but they told me what he said and I thank him for his words,” Messi explained.

“I am happy for how this night has ended and for reaching the quarter-finals, which is what we wanted.”

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