SPORTS: Lionel Messi is a special player, he’s difficult to stop – Diego Simeone boasts

Diego Simeone

Lionel Messi is a special player, he’s difficult to stop – Diego Simeone boasts

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, boasted that there is no team in Russia Mundial that would be able to stop his countryman and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi when the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia.

The former Argentine midfielder (Simeone), made this known after the match between his side and the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Tuesday.

The Spanish side, Atletico Madrid, beat the Nigeria side on a score line of 3-2 in the GOtv Max Cup friendly.

  • The Europa League winning coach said, “Lionel Messi is a special player. He’s difficult to stop if he’s in good shape and he wants to win the World Cup before retiring so I don’t see any of the teams stopping him.
  • “But good luck to all the teams going to the World Cup.
  • “Your team is good. Very strong. They made the game difficult for us. Good luck to them.”