BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi said he is relaxed about solving his tax problems and about the arrival of Brazil star Neymar at Barcelona.
Speaking after training on Wednesday, Messi said, "I'm very relaxed," adding he was at a distance from financial matters.
Messi and his father Jorge have been ordered by a Spanish court to appear before a judge in September over allegations that they defrauded the Spanish tax office of 4 million euros ($5.3 million).
His law firm says the tax fraud allegations are baseless but they will settle any debt, if necessary.
Messi said Neymar was "a great player" who will have no problem adapting to Barcelona. He said Neymar was the type of player who can unsettle opponents in one-on-one situations, and off the field he was "a good guy."
Regarding comments made by Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova Tuesday about former Barca coach Pep Guardiola, Messi said, "that is between the two of them and I don't have to get involved. They already spoke to each other and cleared the air."
About Guardiola's new team, Bayern Munich, Messi said they were a "super team," and Guardiola's presence would make them even better. He said the strength of Bayern and also Real Madrid would make Champions League competition even more difficult.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.