Lionel Messi Can Solely Be Stopped By 'Prayer'

Published:Mar 9, 202408:39
Lionel Messi Can Solely Be Stopped By 'Prayer'

Former Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier, who got here up towards former Barcelona ahead Lionel Messi usually throughout his time there has opened up on the Herculean job. Virtually all the defenders have had horrible experiences of making an attempt prime cease the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, the current of which might be defined by Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol, who was having a superb World Cup marketing campaign earlier than developing towards the Argentine within the semifinals.

Kieran Trippier neither too has not acquired any good reminiscences of making an attempt to defend towards Lionel Messi. The ‘La Pulga’ who lately led Argentina to glory by lifting the World Cup in Qatar is slightly hitting the type of his life at 35. Nonetheless, as a lot ecstasy because it was to see him raise the coveted World Cup trophy, it was paining as effectively to see bid farewell to his boyhood membership Barcelona in the summertime of 2021.

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Kieran Trippier has opened up on his expertise of dealing with Lionel Messi. Credit: Twitter

‘Simply pray’ – Trippier on Simeone dialog about stopping Lionel Messi

Whereas Trippier reveals that the one manner his former coach Simeone considered stopping his fellow countryman Lionel Messi was to ‘pray’, the Atletico boss will not be the one one who too assist of such religious methods. It's certainly advisable to ‘simply pray’ if you end up up towards the GOAT. Ask 6′ 1″ Gvardiol, who was turned and twisted by the 5′ 7″ Leo Messi to serve an ideal ball within the platter for Julian Alvarez to attain a 3rd aim to kill the semifinal between the 2 nations.

Likewise, the Barca all-time topscorer wrecked havoc even on the darkest days of the membership in La Liga, and Trippier was simply one other sufferer of his wizardry. Furthermore, the England worldwide needed to come up towards Messi throughout his time at Atletico in addition to Tottenham. Trippier and Messi clashed towards one another a complete of 5 instances, whereby the Argentine loved 2 wins and a draw, additionally netting 4 objectives.

Whereas at Atletico, Trippier too triumphed over Messi and his Barcelona twice throughout their 4 encounters, however after all, it didn’t come with out struggling. And no one is aware of greater than Diego Simeone what its wish to endure towards the 35-year-old, who racked up 18 objectives in 31 video games towards his Atletico. Chatting with GOAL about how Simeone deliberate to cease Lionel Messi, Trippier stated:

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Trippier revealed Simeone would simply inform to ‘pray’ earlier than going up towards Lionel Messi. Credit: Twitter

“You may’t [defend against Messi] to be truthful. It’s humorous as a result of clearly Simeone was the supervisor [and] they're each Argentinian. Even he would say earlier than the conferences, simply mainly ‘pray.’ You simply can’t do something. You may’t organise or set as much as cease him as a result of he’s that distinctive.”

Nonetheless, Trippier and Simeone nonetheless managed to win the La Liga in the course of the 20/21 season towards Messi’s Barcelona with a staggering 7 factors. Messi, alternatively, left Barcelona on the finish of that season after the membership didn't register him attributable to their reeling monetary state of affairs, which even at this time hasn’t improved a lot. Trippier to walked by way of the exit door at Atletico within the winter market of 2022, making a return to England becoming a member of Newcastle United.

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Publish date: 2023-01-06 20:27:53
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