Messi: We continue to believe in ourselves

Barca has lost to Real Madrid and Real Sociedad in its last two league matches but Messi insists Barca will not allow its season to collapse. "Our mindset remains the same. We work hard all year to have a chance of winning trophies at the end of the season.We continue to believe in ourselves," he posted on Facebook.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi says the team will continue to play with the same mindset of winning trophies.

Lionel Messi says Barcelona continues to believe in itself despite back-to-back La Liga defeats.

Barca has lost to Real Madrid and Real Sociedad in its last two league matches, while a 2-2 draw with Villarreal makes it a three-match winless run for the leader.

The defending champion's lead at the summit has been cut to three points as a result, with Atletico Madrid in increasingly close pursuit. Atleti is the opposition on Wednesday as European champions Barca look to turn its 2-1 first-leg advantage into a passage to the Champions League semifinals.

And Messi insists Barca will not allow its season to collapse, posting on Facebook: "Our mindset remains the same. We work hard all year to have a chance of winning trophies at the end of the season.We continue to believe in ourselves."

Barca still remains on course to retain the treble it won last season, with Sevilla awaiting in next month's Copa del Rey final.

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