Messi will be absent from the team as Barcelona begin the defence of their trophy, even though he is three goals shy of Muller’s record.
“Messi’s only thinking about helping the team to win, not about personal records,” said the Barcelona coach.
“If he was thinking the other way he would have asked me to play in the Cup.”
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