The Chelsea goalkeeper has performed alongside and confronted a fellow Argentine down the years and admits that he makes shot-stoppers endure
Barcelona famous person Lionel Messi “goes out to assassinate the goalkeeper” when he takes to the pitch, says Willy Caballero, who admits that his fellow Argentine is without end on a “mission” to search out the goal.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has made a behavior of doing simply that down the years, with a exceptional return of 663 efforts for the Blaugrana seeing numerous data tumble across the all-time nice.
Chelsea keeper Caballero has lined up towards and alongside Messi down the years and is properly positioned to judge what makes the mercurial 33-year-old so particular.
What has been mentioned?
Caballero, who has fashioned a part of Argentina nationwide squads and turned out in La Liga over the course of his profession, informed 90min: “Going through Messi, I needed to endure.
“He goes out to assassinate the goalkeeper.
“The goalkeepers, the defenders – he will kill [them]. And killing means scoring as many objectives as attainable.
“He would not care if him, if you happen to’re Argentine or if you happen to’re a good friend. He’ll speak to you afterwards, greet you and all the things else, however in these 90 minutes he is on a mission to hit you with objectives.”
Breaking down Messi’s purpose document
The legendary South American has hit 467 La Liga objectives over the course of his profession, by 511 appearances, putting him on the high of the all-time chart in Spain.
Messi has discovered the goal on 120 events within the Champions League, with only eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo (134) ahead of him on that list.
He has managed 54 objectives within the Copa del Rey, with the promise of extra to return there, and hit the again of the web 71 occasions in 142 outings for Argentina.
How has Messi fared this season?
In what has been a testing marketing campaign at occasions for Barcelona, their talismanic captain has maintained gorgeous requirements.
He leads the race for the Pichichi Trophy with 23 objectives to his identify, with 29 efforts recorded in complete alongside 11 assists.
Questions proceed to be requested of his future at Camp Nou, as a lucrative contract runs down towards free agency, however fresh terms are being mooted and a giant profession name might be made when the 2020-21 season involves a detailed.