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"To stop Messi you must make a cage; the Balon d'Or is his"

Pin Messi is receiving praise from many players and pundits. EFE
Messi is receiving praise from many players and pundits. EFE

"To stop Messi you must make a cage; the Balon d'Or is his"

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In conversation with 'Russia Today', for whom Messi has been working as a commentator and pundit, Jose Mourinho had several things to say about Lionel Messi.

"The game is easy to understand, but it's not easy to control it, because he comes from the right and then stays in the middle. When Messi gets the ball and is one on one you're dead," said Jose Mourinho on Lionel Messi in 'RT'.

Mourinho has met Messi on many occasions as coach of Chelsea, Inter, Madrid... "That's why I never liked the individual marking against him. You have to create a cage," said 'The Special One'.

Mou believes that the Balon d'Or is heading to Messi, especially when Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won several of the most recent Balon d'Or's, is outside the Champions League.

"Messi is having a phenomenal season and now, with Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo out of this fight, also knows that the Balon D'Or is waiting," Mourinho said.

Juventus... and Ajax

Mourinho analyzed what happened in quarters of Champions League. Where he noted the marvellous performance of Ajax and their captain Matthijs de Ligt.  We played against him two years ago and he looked like a 26 or 27 year old player, much more experienced. Physically, he's very strong. Now, two years later, he's a fantastic player," he said.

He criticized Juve for their performance. "It was a team that allowed Ajax to play to their full potential. They let them play with the quality they have, with fantastic young players with more experience than had when they played the Europa League final" He said to 'RT'

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