Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer demands he is urgent to show Barcelona expert Lionel Messi who is supervisor when the pair line up in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-last.
Neuer and Messi will clash at the Nou Camp surprisingly since Germany beat Argentina finally summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
The 27-year-old shot plug dominated the competition that day and he is trusting he can keep the four-time World Player of the Year calm once more.
‘I have a lot of respect for Messi and for everything that he has achieved. He is very humble,’ Neuer told L’Equipe.
‘But it’s crucial to show authority when we meet on the pitch and show him who’s boss. I did the same in the World Cup final and this worked out pretty well.
‘We will be looking to do the same on Wednesday night. It is vital to obtain a position of dominance and instill respect’
Barcelona mentor Luis Enrique demands his side’s Champions League semi-last against Bayern Munich is about significantly more than Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola, now the Bayern supervisor, is get ready to clash with the club with which he is synonymous surprisingly.
Guardiola won 14 titles, including two Champions Leagues, amid four brilliant years in control at the Nou Camp, where he likewise appreciated a sparkling playing vocation.
He is presently planning to guide Bayern to comparable achievement and discovers Barca, now oversaw by his previous buddy Enrique, hindering a Champions League last appearance.
The primary leg of this eagerly awaited heavyweight challenge happens at the home of the Catalan monsters on Wednesday and Guardiola is prone to get a warm welcome.
However, Enrique, talking at his prematch question and answer session, said: “We aren’t going into this as a diversion against Pep.
“He is the most obvious for what he has accomplished and he’s a companion, yet this is such a vital diversion for all Barca fans that it ought to be more critical than any particular individuals.
“It’s pleasant for the players to meet Guardiola once more, however they realize that this diversion is more vital than simply that.
“Guardiola knows the vast majority of our players however I don’t imagine that will be unequivocal. There are numerous different elements.”
Primera Division pioneers Barcelona have their sights on treble achievement this season and go into the amusement in sublime structure.
They have won six in progression in all rivalries and not surrendered for five recreations. Their last two outcomes have seen them whip Getafe 6-0 and Cordoba 8-0.
Bayern have additionally appreciated a fine season and the Bundesliga title is as of now secured, however their structure has quite recently tailed off. Borussia Dortmund finished their treble trusts in the DFB-Pokal a week ago and they additionally make a beeline for Spain after an annihilation at Bayer Leverkusen.