Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Messi reveals his best goal, worst career moment

The Argentine superstar also named his best coach and the rival team that he considers to have been the strongest that he's faced

Lionel Messi has revealed that his headed goal in the 2009 Champions League final against Manchester United is the best of his career, while he also discussed his toughest opponent, greatest coach and more.

The Barcelona captain secured what was his second European Cup win as he struck the decisive second goal against the Red Devils in Rome to help Barca to a 2-0 victory on the night.

And when asked by RAC1 to name his favourite goal, he replied: "I said it many times, the one in Rome in the final against Manchester United."



Messi has not always had it all his own way against English opposition, however, with the Argentine and his Barca team-mates suffering at the hands of Liverpool in the now infamous clash at Anfield last season.

The Reds, 3-0 down from the first leg, produced a remarkable comeback to book their place in the final of the Champions League, where they would go on to beat Tottenham in Madrid.

And asked about the toughest defences he has come up against, Messi pinpointed his matches against Premier League opposition.

He said: "I could not name any in particular, but there were hard teams, such as the English who were very physical and strong. Football [against them] becomes more tactical and hard."

As for who he considers the strongest rival he's come up against, Messi pointed to the all-conquering Spanish national team of 2010, adding: "The Spanish team, we played a friendly at Atletico's stadium [a 2-1 win for Spain].

"Maradona was our coach and it was before the 2010 World Cup when they became champions. It was one of the matches that surprised me the most."





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