Lionel Messi Wants Clean Sweep of Trophies Next Season

Lionel Messi is planning to attain a clean sweep of trophies under the management of new coach Ernesto Valverde next term.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner missed on both the La Liga and the Champions League title last season, which is a rarity with the Catalan giants.Messi won nine out of a possible 13 trophies during Luis Enrique's reign, and he is now hoping to win everything within hand in the upcoming season.

"Our objective at the beginning of the season was to win everything," Messi told AS, while speaking at the launch of the Leo Messi experience in Nanjing, China,

"We'll try again next season. The objective is to get back to winning everything."

While the club have already announced their head coach, Messi admits that he has not personally met up with the Spaniard due to his promotion commitments.

He added: "I don't know the new Barca coach personally, but we'll meet in the next few days.

"I know him from the teams he's coached, the [Athletic Bilbao] side of recent years. I don't know how he works, so we'll get to know each other once we introduce ourselves."

Valverde was presented to the media earlier this week where he heaped praise on Messi, who continues to play influential role in the heart of Barcelona's attack.Messi, 30, has played hardball over contractual negotiations in recent weeks, but Valverde is optimistic that the Argentine will pen a fresh extension beyond 2018.In spite of Barcelona' struggles last term, the club ended their campaign on a high note following their 3-1 triumph over minnows Alaves in the Copa del Rey final last weekend.

Messi will be hoping to bank on the Cup success to achieve more glory next season with Valverde planning a major overhaul of the existing squad in the summer.