Messi Can Score More Goals In Champions League, Says Teammate
Messi sparkles in 2018/19 Champions League opener (photo credit: EPA)

Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic has said teammate Lionel Messi has still has more goals to score for the side this season in the Champions League.

Messi bagged a hat-trick on Tuesday as the side ran to a 4-0 triumph over PSV in a Champions League encounter at the Nou Camp.

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The goals marked the Argentine’s 48th hat trick in his career and eighth in the Champions League.

However, Rakitic still believes that Messi can score more goals for the Spanish team.

“That foot is impressive and he has scored another wonderful goal,” Rakitic said.

“I hope he doesn’t stop and that many more go in.

“This game was tough for us at first, which is normal since this is the Champions League and it’s the first game.

“They were very motivated and they have started their league season well. It was a game of good effort, but we can still improve.

“You can always improve and we look at the small details from every match. We know we’re not 100 per cent.”