Messi relishing 'exciting challenges' under Luis Enrique

The Argentine returned to training with the squad on Tuesday and admits he was delighted to return to pre-season preparation with his club
Lionel Messi has made it clear that he is excited by the new challenges at Barcelona this season under Luis Enrique.

The Catalans ended the 2013-14 campaign under Gerardo Martino without a major trophy and Messi went on to suffer World Cup final heartbreak as Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany.

The Argentine returned to full Barcelona training on Tuesday and afterwards said he is already looking forward to the new campaign.

Barcelona take on Napoli in a pre-season friendly in Carouge on Wednesday.

They begin their Liga title challenge at home to Elche on August 24.