Speaking ahead of the Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Liverpool, Jose Mourinho has something to say to the Reds.
He said he believes that the only way Liverpool can stop Messi is to create a cage for him.
Watch the interview below;
In an interview with Russia Today as quoted by The Daily Mirror, Mourinho said:
Messi is easy to understand, but it’s not easy to create a cage to control him, because he comes from the right, but then stays in the middle. It’s very difficult. When Messi has the ball, one on one, you are dead. That’s why I never liked the individual man-to-man against Messi. Messi is a cage. You have to create a cage.
Five-time winners of the Champions League Liverpool will face five-time Ballon D’Or winner Messi in the semifinal of the competition.