On-loan Man City defender quizzed by Messi

first_imgLionel Messi On-loan Man City defender quizzed by detective Messi Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 08:09 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Messi-cropped Getty Images Lionel Messi Girona v Barcelona Girona Barcelona Primera División The Argentine superstar had a couple of questions for Pablo Maffeo, who was tasked with stopping the Barca ace on Saturday Manchester City loanee Pablo Maffeo caught the attention of Barcelona star Lionel Messi during Girona’s 3-0 loss to the La Liga leaders.Maffeo, 20, is on a season-long loan at newly-promoted Girona, who are also owned by the City Football Group.6/1 for Man City and Shakhtar to draw Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The Spaniard made 27 appearances for Girona last season as they secured promotion to La Liga for the first time in their history and Maffeo was quizzed by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi during Saturday’s clash at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.”He [Messi] asked me a couple of things, like if I was loaned by City and how old I was,” Maffeo said.”It was all good.”On Messi, Maffeo added: “I had to mark him and I had to be close to him and not watch the ball.”It is difficult, not just from a football perspective, but also psychologically.”I appreciate the trust the coach placed in me.”Girona are 16th in the standings, 13 points adrift of high-flying Barca after six matches.last_img


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