The Italian striker Mario Balotelli expressed his admiration for the talismanic footballer Lionel Messi through an instagram post on Wednesday.
Mario Balotelli, who is currently a forward of Olympique Marseille, hailed Argentine forward Lionel Messi after he scored his 600th career goal for the Catalan giants, FC Barcelona.
Baloteli shared an instagram story saying, “For the good of football, please don't compare him to Juve's number 7 again.”
Barcelona defeated Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. Goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi handed the Catalans a three-goal advantage for the away leg, next week.
Virgil van Dijk and co. had difficult task of stopping the Argentine who has already scored his 12th goal in the European competition, this term. The Dutch defender insisted that they were not afraid to face Lionel Messi.
Virgil said, “I think he is the best player in the world. But you see how we play and how we defend. We don’t defend one v one, we defend all together and we attack all together as well so we will see. We will be ready."
With this goal, Messi’s goal tally has reached to 12 in this season of UCL.