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What Solskjaer Said About Lionel Messi Ahead Of The Barcelona Clash

What Solskjaer Said About Lionel Messi Ahead Of The Barcelona Clash

What Solskjaer Stated About Lionel Messi Forward Of The Barcelona Conflict

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Manchester United are all set to host Barcelona in a mouth-watering Champions League conflict at Previous Trafford on Wednesday night time.

Whereas an unlimited process for the Pink Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males have already proven what they’re able to by knocking PSG out of the competitors, and they are going to be keen to drag off yet one more upset within the quarter-finals.

With the traditional European encounter only a day away, the Norwegian gaffer has shed some mild on his crew’s temper and the continued preparations for the sport throughout his pre-match press convention.

The 46-year-old revealed: “Confidence is excessive. The results of what we did in opposition to PSG and the way we climbed the desk and clawing again factors, the gamers have given themselves and supporters nice perception we will do that.

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“I can really feel the strain, pleasure, in coaching right this moment and yesterday the gamers eager to play. The temper earlier than the PSG dwelling recreation was somewhat bit totally different however we’ve learnt from that recreation.

“The gamers have talked about it, how we obtained dragged into making fouls. You’ve obtained to be extra affected person in tackles. A few of these gamers can have some methods up their sleeves.

“There are some streetwise gamers. Suarez and Coutinho and Messi will hold our defenders on our toes so let’s see how we handle tomorrow.”

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Then talking in regards to the Messi menace particularly, Ole added: “What number of objectives has Messi scored from free-kicks outdoors the field? We weren’t fortunate with the referee in opposition to PSG the place they need to have had a person despatched off, so we hope for some luck there as effectively.

“What sort of plan can it’s important to cease top-of-the-line gamers on this planet? We’ve performed in opposition to Juventus and Ronaldo, PSG and Mbappe, Chelsea and Hazard. He (Messi) a incredible participant and can go down within the historical past as top-of-the-line particular person gamers ever.

“He will probably be tough to cease however by no means inconceivable. It’s not prefer it’s Messi in opposition to Man United. It’s Suarez, Coutinho, Rakitic, Vidal. We can’t simply deal with one participant, we’ve got to focus in opposition to 11 of them.”