Yoshko Grabardiol (21, RB Leipzig), who solidified his image as a world-class defender through the World Cup, confessed that it was difficult to stop Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain) wearing an Argentinian uniform.
Gbardiol started as a Croatian defender in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar against Argentina on the 14th of last month. He played all the World Cup matches wearing a face mask from the first group stage due to a nose bone injury right before the World Cup. Even at a young age, Gbardiol’s biggest task, which showed his best skills throughout the tournament, was blocking Messi.
Gbardiol worked full-time to defend the Croatian goal. However, it could not prevent the 0-3 defeat of the homeland Croatia. 메이저놀이터 In particular, Gbardiol failed to stop Messi’s fantasy dribble. He gave Messi a decisive shot in the 12th minute of the second half, and in the 24th minute of the second half, he broke through the right side and allowed Messi to assist with a wedge goal.
In an interview with Germany’s ‘Bild’ on the 8th (Korean time), Gvardiol claimed, “It was more difficult than when I played against Paris,” and “Messi has a completely different profile in the national team and club.” It meant that Messi in the Argentine uniform was more threatening than Messi playing for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
As for the reason, he said, “I think Messi was very motivated. That game was his last chance to get anything. He was the best player I’ve ever stopped. He was small, but all he could do was foul or tackle. was just doing it”
Gbardiol, who has recently been rumored to be transferring to big clubs such as Real Madrid and Chelsea, said in an interview right after the semi-final against Argentina that although he could not prevent Messi’s breakthrough, he said, “I can tell my children that I defended Messi for 90 minutes.” did.