Assistant at the press conference prior to the derailment against the PSG This Tuesday, Simon Mignolet, the experienced FC Bruges goalkeeper, wanted to downplay the next clash by joking about his pre-match preparation to try to stop Messi, Neymar,
Mbappe and the others : ”
We laugh with the goalkeeping coach because we have a machine that shoots balls at the same speed as the players, but I told you that no machine can do the same as the biggest star in the world. “
“We are not going to stay within our 16 meters”
The Belgian international, however, recalled with a mischievous smile that he had already faced Messi with his previous team, Liverpool, and that the Argentine star had not left Anfield with an excellent memory, to say the least. “I am proud to be on the field and to play against players like that, but you have to be level to try to win the game. This is not the first time that I play against Messi, and I won 4-0 with Liverpool [en demi-finale retour de C1 2019]. We are humble, we know that we are playing against the strongest, we accept the challenge. “
Philippe Clément, his coach, wanted to be even more offensive: “We are not going to stay 90 minutes in our 16 meters, the objective is still to score” goals “, we have worked both in defense and attack. I want players who are convinced that they have I have to do things with the ball, not just without the ball. First of all, I want a team that is convinced from the first second of its qualities, not just focused on the opponent. “Easier said than done.
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