Rabat - FC Barcelona’s Coach Luis Enrique decided to let Lionel Messi skip the pre-season preparations in the United States, saying “he needs to rest” after a busy season.

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain missed his penalty kick against Chile during the Copa America final soccer match at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)