'Everything is fine' – Leo Messi allays injury worries

Lionel Messi has played down the seriousness of a hamstring injury which forced him to come home early from international duty with Argentina. 

The Barcelona star had been doubtful for the Albiceleste's clash against Uruguay, but played the whole 90 minutes and scored during Edgardo Bauza's first game in charge. 

La Pulga dropped out of the squad the following day, and after returning to Spain Barca physios confirmed the hamstring problem which could keep him out against Alaves at the weekend. 

Speaking via Facebook, however, he insisted that he was in great shape

"Everything is fine, I have to slow things down as I recover with physio, but it's nothing to worry about," he wrote.

"Thanks to you all for your support."