"You can only stop Leo Messi in your dreams or on the PlayStation"

Napoli coach, Gennaro Gattuso, knows from his playing days just how difficult it is to come up against Messi

Gattuso, preocupado por cómo parar a Messi en el partido de la Champions | EFE

Napoli manager, Gennaro Gattuso, has once again showered praise on Lionel Messi ahead of his side's clash with Barça in the Champions League. He, more than most, knows how difficult it is to stop the Argentine from making the difference.

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"You can only mark him in your dreams or when I play against my son on the PlayStation. I've tried to do that when I played for Milan when I was 10 or 15 kilos lighter than I am now!" admitted the firey Italian.

On the match against Barça, Gattuso knows the task facing his side. "It'll be a great match, different, but we can't think about that. We have to go to the Camp Nou with clear heads. Barcelona are full of quality. We need to perform as a team and believe in our own ability. We know it's going to be tough." 

Lorenzo Insigne is a doubt for the game after being forced off in the final Serie A match of the season.



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