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'Lionel Messi Goes Out to Kill Goalkeepers & Defenders,' Claims Willy Caballero

Arjun Singh Devgan
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Argentina and Chelsea goalkeeper, Willy Caballero has hailed fellow countryman, Lionel Messi - revealing that he has had to suffer whenever he has faced the striker while opening up on the superstars insatiable thirst for goals and success.

The pair have played together for Argentina, but Caballero has also come across his compatriot on a number of occasions during his time with Malaga in LaLiga.

"Facing Messi, I had to suffer. He goes out to assassinate the goalkeepers. The goalkeepers, the defenders - he's going to kill [them]. And killing means scoring as many goals as possible," he told 90min.

"He doesn't care if you know him, if you're Argentine or if you're a friend. He'll talk to you afterwards, greet you and everything else, but in those 90 minutes he's on a mission to hit you with goals."

Messi is widely regarded as the greatest player in the history of the sport and has been brilliant for both club and country during his career, scoring a staggering 663 goals for Barcelona and 71 for Argentina so far.

The 33-year-old continues to amaze on a regular basis and will definitely look to lead his country to an international honour, something which is missing from his stellar trophy cabinet.