"I hope we can get close to winning the Champions League".
Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just two minutes as Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle.
After eight appearances without a goal against Chelsea, Messi settled this tie by scoring the equaliser in last month's first leg and added two goals here, either side of setting up Ousmane Dembele's first Barca goal.
The goal was Messi 100th Champions League goal as he deserved to be named the Champions League player of the week by UEFA. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to give him my compliment.
"Messi destroyed the knockout with his dominating play, intervening with surgical precision when it was necessary", it wrote.
'I don't think we deserved to be out but obviously individual mistakes cost us in both legs, ' he told BT Sport. They were good and clinical, but Barcelona have players who are used to these games.
The champions must finish in the top four of the Premier League, a task that won't be easy, being four points off the pace.
"Messi is the best player in the world and when he plays at such a high level it's just very complicated to beat them", he said. The goal could represent a breakthrough for the 20-year-old France winger, who had been hesitant and error-prone in his previous games after recovering from two injuries since his move from Borussia Dortmund. If we win we can play another semifinal at Wembley.
The omission would certainly be bitter for Conte to see after losing 3-0 to Barcelona at the Camp Nou and getting dumped out of the competition.
"I think Leo wants to stay until the end of his career with Barcelona", Conte said. We are talking about a fantastic player.
"If we play every game like we played against Barcelona then yes [we would be in the top four]".
"I have to admit they have been a great rival, a great team".