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Thiago Silva says ‘you’ll never understand’ Lionel Messi’s quality

The Brazilian has been talking about the GOAT

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Brazil defender Thiago Silva has been talking about his team’s forthcoming Copa America semi-final against Argentina and the threat Lionel Messi possesses.

The Barcelona captain has admitted he’s not having his best tournament, but Silva says there is no doubt he could still be the match-winner when the two teams clash.

“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.

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