“If I injury Messi, I can not go back to Argentina anymore”


This Saturday, Barça and Sevilla will face each other for the first trophy of the season at the King’s Cup final at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano.

Sevilla is well aware of what it means to play against five times winner of the best player in the world, Lionel Messi, so they will spend time studying how to stop the Argentine star.

His national team mate, Gabriel Mercado, who also plays in the Argentinian with the five-time winner of the “Ballon d’Or”, will be directly responsible for marking Messi.

So his performance will affect Sevilla’s opportunities in this match.

Mercado, in his statement for “AS”, sadi that: “If I injury Messi, I can not go back to Argentina anymore.” Sevilla is Mess’s favorite “victim” throughout his career.


Mercado believes that they need two thing to stop Leo. The first is that Sevilla does not make mistakes in defense and the second Messi to have a bad day: “Messi appears anywhere in the field, scoring goals, helps … There will be a lot of work on our defense, so we have to be perfect . But we have a dream and that is the titles, we want to give everything. ”