Asuncion: Paraguay will focus on supply cuts to Argentina captain Lionel Messi when teams meet in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, head coach Eduardo Berrizo has said. Also Read – Stade de Rennes vs PSG Live Streaming League 1: When and Where to Watch REN vs PSG Live Stream Football Match on VH1 and Voot Select
Berrizo told reporters on Wednesday (IST) that his players were briefed on how to stop Messi’s teammates in Thursday’s match, explaining that the 34-year-old Paris Saint-Germain is already in possession. Trying is pointless. Also Read – Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe’s shirtless locker-room picture goes viral after PSG beat Man City 2-0. see picture
The Argentine manager said, “The first thing to consider when playing against Messi is to try to put pressure on those who bowled at him.” Also Read – Lionel Messi Responds After PSG Beat Man City In UEFA Champions League Clash, Calling It ‘A Perfect Night’
“If a player has the ability to pass him, you have to take the best of Messi – his control, his contact with the ball, his acceleration and his dribbling.
“We have to put pressure on the people around him so that he doesn’t have more opportunities (to be occupied).”
Following Thursday’s duel in Asuncion, Argentina will host Uruguay and Peru in Buenos Aires on October 10 and 14, respectively. Paraguay will take on Chile in Santiago on October 10 and Bolivia in La Paz four days later, Xinhua news agency reported.
Argentina are currently second in the 10-team South American group with 18 points from eight qualifiers. Paraguay is seven points behind in sixth place.