Messi will travel to Milan for Barcelona’s Champions League clash with Inter

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We will see how he will behave tomorrow in training. We have an idea about how we want to play and we have to go onto the pitch and keep developing this idea, thus turning it into something which becomes second nature to us. We're continually developing and we are trying to play better and better football.

Spalletti added: "He's a complete player, he needs to be evaluated carefully because he's had injuries, he can also be a defensive midfielder, that is where he started".

"I can't anticipate anything but what is clear is that we aren't going to take any chances with Messi". They have won all three games since he got injured - against Inter and Real Madrid at Camp Nou and away at Rayo Vallecano at the weekend - dispelling the idea they are overly dependent on the Argentine. He is obviously the cherry on the cake, the idol of all kids that dream of becoming footballers.

Barca lead Group B with nine points from three games heading into Tuesday's fixture in Milan, ahead of Inter (six points), Tottenham (one) and PSV Eindhoven (one). Finally, Suarez scored his second and Barcelona's victor in the dying seconds of the match to rescue the full three points for the Catalan giants. When we talk about Barcelona, we are talking about the highest calibre of opponent in this game.

Inter need a win to all but book their passage to the last 16 in a group which also includes Tottenham and PSV Eindhoven.

Inter will seek hope in Barca's defensive record.

Coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday he had not ruled Messi out of playing but was concerned about rushing him back. They are already at the level that we are looking to reach.

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