"In the second half, we were very competitive and did everything we could to try to come back".
'It was a very hard game tonight, they have top players up front, they moved the ball a lot and we ran a lot during the first half. It's so tough. When you play at this level you can't concede these type of chances.
A lot was made before the match of this being a good time to play Barcelona due to their three-game winless run, but injuries meant that this was far from an opportune time for Mauricio Pochettino's men to be facing one of Europe's most unsafe teams.
In recent weeks there have been murmurs that Barcelona have been struggling after three games without a win in La Liga.
Messi would not miss again, though, sending Alba clear down the left with a trademark curling pass and timing his run into the box perfectly to slot a first-time finish past Lloris to restore Barca's two-goal lead four minutes later.
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"We didn't concede one chance to Messi in the first half". Move on because in the first half we conceded in the first minute and we can not talk about topics. If Lucas Moura scored the third goal sure we talk about we are heroes and the manager is the best in the world.
In total he has played 176 minutes from ten games by Barcelona and started only against Girona where he played nearly an hour and provide an assist for Messi and Athletic where he produced a strong display.
Tottenham's fatigue is largely down to the World Cup exertions of many of Pochettino's players, but also a result of the lack of new additions during the summer.
Her dad Nicky said: "Zara and I are really proud of how calm Grace was walking out in front of 90,000 people". I'm not going to complain about the pitch. What can we do? "It's impossible to put it in better condition for today and Saturday of course".
"With all respect to other players, who have won it [Ballon d'Or], we know there is a player who is different to the others, and that is Leo Messi", Rakitic said post-game.
The brace makes Messi only the second player to have 30 career multi-goal games in the Champions League.