Lionel Messi, the Barcelona captain, always “goes out to assassinate the goalkeeper” when he is on the pitch, according to Willy Caballero, who says his compatriot is forever on a “mission” to find the target.
Messi, who has broken several records, has netted a remarkable 663 goals for Barca.
Chelsea keeper Caballero has lined up against and alongside Messi down the years.
Speaking to 90min, Caballero said “Facing Messi, I had to suffer.
“He goes out to assassinate the goalkeeper.
“The goalkeepers, the defenders – he’s going to kill [them]. And killing means scoring as many goals as possible.
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“He doesn’t care if you know him, if you’re Argentine or if you’re a friend. He’ll talk to you afterwards, greet you and everything else, but in those 90 minutes he’s on a mission to hit you with goals.”