Barcelona skipper, Lionel Messi has named Girona’s Pablo Maffeo as perhaps the hardest safeguard he has come up across in his sparkling profession.
Messi played against Maffeo in Barca’s 3-0 win over Girona in 2017 and was man-set apart by the 22-year-old.
The Argentine persevered through a disappointing night, as his effect in the match was decreased by Maffeo.
Inquired as to whether he dreaded any protector in his vocation, Messi claims he’s not pestered by the man stamping however named Maffeo as his most convoluted marker.
“Man checking doesn’t trouble me, yet you definitely realize that there will be awful matches, it is unusual to consistently have somebody around,” Messi told La Liga on DAZN.
“In truth it hasn’t transpired so frequently. It doesn’t trouble me, yet it is weird.” Messi included: “Pablo Maffeo of Girona. That was excessively overstated.
“I’ve never been one who gripes. I think physical contact and kicks are a piece of the game.
“I get progressively irritated when I played awful and I get somewhat more furious. However, in case I’m not, it is anything but an issue, it’s a piece of the game and I don’t take it severely.” Maffeo, who is as of now claimed by Stuttgart, has additionally played for Manchester City on advance.