Guardiola faces Lionel Messi and admits not knowing what to do to stop him

Guardiola has known how to suffer Messi after Barcelona.

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Two old friends meet again who knew how to win everything at their clubs and make history together at FC Barcelona. Now they defend other shirts, but they are still considered the best: Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi, who will face this Wednesday on matchday 5 of the Champions League.

Guardiola spoke at a press conference and acknowledged that he cannot advance anything to his Manchester City team about what Lionel Messi will do on the field, this Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium with the PSG shirt.

“I can’t tell my players what Leo is going to do, but the same thing happens with Neymar, with Mbappé or with Di María. Each player can be a star in any other team in the world and here are all four of them, ”Guardiola declared at a press conference.

City must at least get a draw against the Parisian club to secure their ticket to the round of 16 of the Champions League, a title they are chasing again for the first time in their history.

“With Messi it’s very difficult, because sometimes he has the ball and he doesn’t even know what he’s going to do. Imagine trying to find out yourself. There are players that you can identify if they are going to go left or right. When he has the ball, nobody knows what is going to happen ”, he added about the ’10’.

Guardiola was the one who moved Messi from the far right to be false nine and play more internalized. That movement allowed him to win everything in the Catalan club and the Argentine made the leap in quality to be a legend.

“But I like to see that he continues to play and the level he is at. It’s going to be nice to face him ”, Guardiola closed on Leo Messi, who already scored against City in Paris.

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