Brazil defender Thiago Silva has been talking about his team’s forthcoming Copa America semi-final against Argentina and the threat Lionel Messi possesses.
“For me, Messi is the greatest player in history, the greatest player I’ve ever seen,” he said.
”Every time we face each other, whether in the national team or in the Champions League, it’s very difficult to face him,” he said.
”No matter how much you study, you will never understand the quality he has and the difference he can make.
”At certain times, he pulls something else out of the hat that you cannot imagine. That’s his difference.
”As a centre-back you have to study all the possibilities. We know he always pulls left, but many times he pulls right.”
Source | Goal
Argentina and Brazil face each other on Tuesday with the winner set to play either Chile or Peru in Sunday’s final at the Maracana.