Leo Messi in a training session of FC Barcelona | FCB

BEFORE THE REAL-BARÇA

The sentence of Nacho Monreal that perfectly defines Leo Messi

Published:14/12/2019 - 00:24h

Updated:14/12/2019 - 00:24h

Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona face each other this weekend in LaLiga, and the 'txuri-urdin' know that their chances of winning increase if they stop Leo Messi. Nacho Monreal left a sentence about the argentinian that defines him perfectly

Tickets for FC Barcelona matches

FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad confront in Anoeta this weekend, in one of the partidazos that offers the 17ª day of LaLiga. The 'txuri-urdin' want to show that this season can litigate of you to you with the big, and the Barcelona pretend to follow with his good series and step forward to consolidate his leadership, putting pressure to a Real Madrid that the Sunday visits to Valencia in Mestalla.

On the appointment in San Sebastián has spoken one of the indisputable of the Basque group, Nacho Monreal that is shining in his return to Spain. The navarro will have one of the most complicated missions of the meeting, and is that it touches him measure neither more neither less than to Leo Messi. In his analysis of the crash, the ex of Osasuna, Málaga and Arsenal has spoken with naturalidad of a key battle for the conquest of the three points.

Like left side, will be the main enemy of the footballer of Rosario, to the that the Gipuzkoan will try to minimise to happen fewer difficulties in defence. The international Spanish has left a sentence that defines to perfection to the '10', to the that is not the first time that suffers: "I have confronted Me in several occasions to him and all know what can do Messi, but afterwards anybody can stop him because it is the best of the world".

"You do not have to him leave think, do what he wants to, but a thing is the theory and another the practice. When you see it by the TV, think that you can stop him, but afterwards in the field no and go a second by behind him", has recognised. The pupilos of Imanol Bailiff know that will have his opportunities to approach to the victory, but assume that brake to a Messi fine-tuned and motivated is a task near at hand of very few.

In the 23 occasions that the forward culé has confronted to the Real has annotated 15 goals, and has a very particular statistics. From the last promotion to the category of gold of the Basque group, the crack marks him every year, and only 2011 turned into exception, in addition to the current 2019. It was in a campaign or in the another, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 left his stamp, and has many win to go back to do it.

Monreal Thinks that the Real can surprise to the Barça

In spite of the quality of Messi, Monreal thinks that the Real Sociedad can surprise to the Barça, and does not throw the towel because it trusts the good series in Anoeta: "it Is a special party, are conscious of all what generates to social level. It is complicated, play home yes, but have in in front of one of the best teams of the world. It goes to be very difficult, but will have our opportunities to go to by the three points".

"Historically the Barcelona always has suffered here and ojalá that this year go back to do it and the statistical follow favourable to the Real. We go to try pornérselo difficult, our idea is to go out of face and tighten, not to leave them the ball, because if you give it to him then yes that, with the players that have, finish marking you and winning you. We will have to be defensivamente very well and put the occasions that have", has added.

Next match of FC Barcelona

La Liga | Jornada 20
FC Barcelona
Granada

FC Barcelona - Granada CF

Sunday, 19 of January of 2020 21:00h
Estadio Camp Nou
Buy tickets
Calendar FC Barcelona
Related Content
Today highlights

Most read