Thursday April 18 2019
Virgil van Dijk: No idea how to stop Lionel Messi

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he has “no idea how we are going to stop Lionel Messi” in the Champions League semi-final.

The Argentine netted twice in the Blaugrana’s 3-0 victory over Manchester United on Tuesday evening – moving him up to an incredible 45 goals for the campaign.

“How are we going to deal with Messi, I have no idea, we'll see, we all have to do it, we have to do teamwork, but it should never be a one-to-one,” van Dijk told reporters, as cited by El Espanol.

“The only way to defend well is to do it with everyone together, what I have no doubt is that it will be difficult because he is the best player in the world.”

Football Italia website