▲ Josko Gbardiol, the monster center back of the Croatian national team
▲ Answered a Messi-related question before the opening of the second half of the Bundesliga by saying, “Argentine Messi is a bigger threat than PSG”
▲ Gbardiol, whose stock price has risen through the World Cup / Recently, love calls from big clubs
[Goal.com] Reporter Park Moon-soo = “It was harder to deal with Argentine Messi than Paris Saint-Germain’s Messi,”
Leipzig’s Croat monster defender Gvardiol recalled his confrontation with Lionel Messi.
On the 8th (local time), Gbardiol expressed his admiration for the motivated Messi through an interview published in the ‘Global Edition’ of this media (Goal.com).
In an interview, he recalled his confrontation with Messi, saying, “It was more difficult than when I played against PSG in Leipzig. It was completely different. It seemed different when I wore the national team uniform and when I wore the club uniform.”
In the process, Gbardiol said, “Why is that? I think, but Messi was very motivated. It seemed like it was the last chance to get something,” and said that Messi’s motivation made it more difficult to deal with.
He went on to add, “To me, Messi is probably the best player I’ve ever played against. He’s small, but all I could do was foul or tackle him.”
Messi is arguably one of the greatest players of all time. If the 20th century was Pele, then the ruler of football in the 21st century was Messi. There are no flaws. He also completed his national team career, which was his only weakness.
It’s a bit late. By winning the Copa America in 2021, the Argentine national team won a major championship for the first time in 28 years. Then, at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where he participated, he was able to lift the World Cup trophy of his dreams.
Winning the World Cup was Messi’s final puzzle. He went to the World Cup at a fairly young age, but helped the national team win through a so-called ‘hard carry’. It wasn’t even a free ride. As the eldest brother and captain of the national team, he motivates the team members. Messi himself also showed more. 토토사이트
Gbardiol also admired this point(?). In the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar, Gbardiol’s Croatia lost 3-0 to Messi Argentina. It was not the first meeting between Gbardiol and Messi. The 2021/22 season UEFA Champions League confrontation took place. In their two group stage matches, one drew 2-2. The next match was won by PSG, 3-2.
Meanwhile, thanks to his performance in the World Cup, Bardiol is receiving love calls from big players. He was caught on Chelsea’s radar early on, but recently Manchester City and Real Madrid are also watching the Bar Dior move.