January 30, 2023

World Cup 2022: We know Messi’s weakness – Netherlands coach, Van Gaal makes revelation

World Cup 2022: We know Messi’s weakness – Netherlands coach, Van Gaal makes revelation

Netherlands coach, Louis van Gaal, has claimed they have spotted a weakness in Lionel Messi’s game ahead of their 2022 World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

Messi has scored three times already in Qatar, with only Poland keeping him out so far.

But Van Gaal has developed a tactical plan to combat the PSG star’s threat.

Speaking to NOS, the 71-year-old said: “Messi is the most dangerous creative player, he is able to create a lot and to score goals himself.

“But when they lose the ball and the opponent has possession he doesn’t participate much, and this gives us chances [to exploit].”

He added: “You will see on Friday. I won’t tell you.”

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