Former Barcelona coach opens up on furious dressing room argument involving Lionel Messi

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Former Barcelona coach Eder Sarabia has admitted there was a big argument in the dressing room after the team's 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo last season.

Sarabia served as assistant to Quique Setien, who took charge of the La Liga giants for just seven months before being sacked in August last year.

In the game against Celta in June, there appeared to be tensions between Sarabia and Lionel Messi after the Argentinean seemed to ignore instructions given during a cooling break.

And reports claimed there was a blazing row in the changing room following the full-time whistle, with a furious Messi at the forefront of things.

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Sarabia has been appointed manager of FC Andorra, who are owned by Barcelona star Gerard Pique.

And when asked about the events of the game against Celta at his unveiling, Sarabia couldn't deny that things got heated.

"One thing is clear: if a person like Gerard, who was in that dressing room and is leading this project, has chosen me to lead the team, I think that dispels any rumours that might be out there or misunderstood," he said.

"There are moments of tension, and we're not going to deny that there are arguments in the dressing room.

"In Vigo what happened happened, but they are things that aren't going anywhere, that are understood to be a part of the job, with the high demands, but there's no problem."

Messi has cut a frustrated figure recently
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Messi has cut a frustated figure recently, and was sent off in his side's Supercopa final defeat to Athletic Club on Sunday after aiming a swipe at Asier Villalibre.

His future still remains up in the air, with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's contract set to expire at the end of the season.

He has been banned for his side's next two games as a result of his act of petulance on Sunday, and could well be heading towards the final games of his extraordinary Barcelona career.