Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, has conceded that he doesn’t have a clue as to how to stop Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar as PSG faced Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
Talking in an interview ahead of the game, Guardiola said it will be exceedingly difficult to contain Mauricio Pochettino’s ritzy front three.
This is what he had to say;
”I don’t know. This amount of quality, I don’t know what we should do to stop them, honestly. They’re so good. This amount of talent all together, to control it is to difficult.”
Messi was on the score sheet yesterday for PSG following his move in the mid year, yet the City coach stated that even perhaps the best player on the planet needs an ideal opportunity to adjust to another group in another league.
Guardiola further said;
They need time but normall it’s not given to us. The quality is there of course. For many years they (PSG) had exceptional players and top managers. In the French league, the cups and Europe they are there.
We know exactly how difficult it is. But at the same time we are trying to go again, knowing how good they are individually and collectively. I think this kind of player (Messi) speaks for itself. Messi speaks for itself, you don’t have to describe him. What he’s done is more than exceptional.”
In other news, Barcelona genius, Ansu Fati has expressed that he feels ‘no tension’ in the wake of assuming on the liability of the No 10 jersey that Lionel Messi wore at Barcelona before exiting to PSG.
Barcelona couldn’t retire Lionel Messi’s shirt after he joined PSG as the Spanish FA’s principles require LaLiga clubs to assign their 25-man squad the numbers 1-25. Barcelona then, at that point, settled on the choice to hand it to one awesome player of the club’s renowned La Masia institute all things being equal.
Fati, who traded from No 17 to 10, scored his first goal in the shirt during Barcelona’s triumph over Levante over the weekend.
alking after the game, the Fati disclosed that he feels pleased instead of apprehensive with regards to wearing the shirt. This is what he had to say;
”It is not a pressure. I am proud to wera the number 10 after Leo. I am happy with the club and captians for the opportunity.”
Barcelona delivered as articulation toward the beginning of the month illustrating why ‘record breaker’ Fati was the ideal player to occupy Messi’s shoes. The statement reads;
”Ansu Fati has a new shirt number. After wearing the No.22 then No. 17, tyhe young Barca striker will proudly wear the number 10 shirt, a famous jersey worn by legends such as Leo Messi, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo.”
In spite of being only 18 years old and as yet recuperating from injury, Ansu Fati shapes part of Barca’s set of experiences as a record breaker and furthermore with the Spanish national team.
The No 10 shirt at Barcelona conveys a ton of weight – having been recently worn by Diego Maradona, Pep Guardiola, Romario, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho.