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Polish coach: There is no formula to stop Messi

DOHA ( Associated Press) — Of all the possible comparisons to describe star Lionel Messi, the Poland coach was perhaps the most original.

“Messi behaves like Alberto Tomba on the court,” Poland coach Cheslaw Michniewicz said at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of his team’s match against Argentina, which will define Group C of the World Cup.

Asked how to stop Messi, he referred to Italian skier Tomba, a legend of the sport who won three Olympic gold medals in slalom.

“He (Messi) is able to go through everyone, like Alberto Tomba was able to go through everything. That’s why we need to have players around Messi. If he is able to go through everyone, we Can’t stop him,” Michniewicz analyzed.

Michniewicz defined himself as a fan of the Argentine star.

He revealed, “I have been to Barcelona many times to see Messi.”

The Albiceleste captain has scored two goals in the World Cup: first from a penalty in a 2–1 loss against Saudi Arabia and then en route to a 2–0 win against Mexico, with a left-footed shot from Vardhman. of the field.

He has scored eight goals in World Cups, the same as the great Diego Maradona, and in addition to seeking his only major title in his fifth World Cup, he hopes to surpass Gabriel Batistuta (10) as Argentina’s top scorer. Huh. competition.

Poland top Group C with four points, a 0-0 draw with Mexico and a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia. La Albiceleste are three points behind as a result of a 2-0 win over El Tri after an unsuccessful start against the Saudis.

Saudi Arabia has three and Mexico has one.

A draw or a win would see the Polish team qualify for the round of 16. Albiceleste has to win and in the event of a draw they are bound by what happens in the match between the Saudis and Mexico.

“How to stop Messi? Everyone is looking for how to do it. Nobody will find the formula to stop Messi”, resigned the Polish coach. “He has said that this will be his last World Cup, he should be very motivated. Despite the problems in the first game, many people in football still think he is one of the favourites. May he succeed in this World Cup. could.”

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