CONFESSION OF THE BRAZILIAN PLAYER
Felipe Melo's anti-Messi tactic: "We rotated to kick him"
Published:18/03/2020 - 12:18h
Updated:18/03/2020 - 12:18h
Felipe Melo, a former Brazilian international, spoke about Leo Messi in an interview. The Brazilian confessed that for him the Argentine is the best in history and told a curious anecdote of how he tried to stop him when he played against him
Leo Messi is without discussion one of the best players of the history, but for many is a stair above this and is the best of always. One of which thinks this is Felipe Melo, that spoke on the rosarino in an interview for 'Bugle', known newspaper of Argentina. The ex international Brazilian left very clear that the '10' is the best of the history, although also puntualizó that he did not see to play to Peeled, that is with Diego Armando Maradona the one who competes with the Barcelona by this title.
"Messi is the best of the history. I can not say at all of Peeled because I did not see it play. And of Maradona have the memory of the World-wide 90 when they won him to Brazil with the goal of Caniggia. Also the people in Brazil says that Zico is better that all, but I the first time that saw it play was in his farewell, in the Maracaná. Then I can not say that I Peeled, Maradona or Zico are phenomena for me. I saw to play to Messi and is incredible", explained.
In relation to this also compared to the captain barcelonista with Cristiano Ronaldo, that during a lot of years has been competing with Leo by all the individual titles and communities. For Melo there is not colour between both, since the culé is much more complete. "It is more than Cristiano Ronaldo because Christian can do you 5 goals, but Messi does these 5 goals and also does them do goals to his mates, then is more complete", signalled.
Melo, that went through three clubs of LaLiga, Mallorca, Racing of Santander and Almería, coincided with the Argentinian in crowd of parties. Also it confronted to him with Brazil, with the one who played 22 meetings and was in a Glass Confederations and in the World-wide of South Africa 2010. In all these crashes, the one of Rio de Janeiro confronted to the blaugrana many times and in this interview explained an anecdote on how tried to brake him.
The mediocentro defensive recognised that the tactics that used was to give him patadas for desestabilizarle and bother him. He and his mates turnaban so that it noticed less and like this avoid be admonished. "Messi is an only player. When we with the Brazilian selection played against him said 'have to hit him patadas once each one, have to go rotando'. If it is not difficult, a player like this there is not way to mark it. And I do not say to hit him patadas to break it, but a tactical fault, cut him the rhythm, bother it", aimed.
Messi, imparable until when they hit him
In spite of everything, Melo surely finished enamoured of the '10' because it comprised that not even hitting him can him stop. A lot of rivals try to brake to Messi with brusque game, but in a lot of occasions not even arrive to do him the fault. The one of Rosario is so agile, fast and technician that is used to to avoid the patadas dribbling or, when it receives them, is so powerful that is used to to go at any rate.