BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Lionel Messi has criticized a Barcelona vice president who said the Argentina forward doesn't deserve a better contract.
Javier Faus, the vice president in charge of Barcelona's finances, said two weeks ago he didn't see a reason to further extend Messi's contract, which runs through 2018, after already doing so last year.
Messi has responded by telling RAC1 radio that he hasn't asked for another extension, saying ''Mr. Faus is a person that doesn't know anything about soccer and wants to run Barcelona like a business, which it isn't.''
Messi adds ''Barcelona is the best team in the world and deserves to be represented by the best executives.''
Messi is in Argentina recovering from a hamstring injury.