Lionel Messi: Juventus test won't be easy, but Barcelona are ready

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi admits that "anything can happen" in next weekend's Champions League final, while Juventus attacker Carlos Tevez has hailed the Blaugrana's attacking trident as the "best in the world."

Barca are big favourites going into the final in Berlin, having already eliminated the champions of England, France and Germany on their way to the showpiece event.

Juve have reached this stage of Europe's top competition for the first time since 2003, but impressed especially when dispatching last year's champions Real Madrid at the semifinal stage.

The two Argentines were interviewed ahead of the game by Premium Sport, giving quotes picked up Mundo Deportivo.

"We know it will not be easy," Messi said. "But we have the chance to be champions again and that is what the club and everyone is hoping for."

The Barcelona striker also praised his countryman, while saying anything could happen in the game, despite his side being favourites due to their last two Champions League final triumphs in 2009 and 2011.

"[Tevez] is a great player and [Juventus] are a difficult opponent, physically strong," he added. "It is a final and anything can happen. But we are ready as we were in the previous ones."

Tevez -- who has been recalled to the Albiceleste squad to play alongside national captain Messi in the summer's upcoming Copa America in Chile -- revealed he would not be thinking about the personal head-to-head battle in Berlin.

"Messi and I will think more about the game than meeting face-to-face," he said. "We are teammates with Argentina and we both want to win the Champions League."

Tevez was fulsome in his praise of Barca's all-South American front three of Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, who have already contributed a total of 117 goals this term between them.

"Barca is the strongest team in the world, and they have the three best forwards on the planet," he added. "So we must work a lot and play a perfect game."