'Messi said a lot of rude things to Pepe & Ramos during Clasico's,' Claims Jerzy Dudek

Arjun Singh Devgan
Messi and Ramos were long-term rivals during their time in Spain
Messi and Ramos were long-term rivals during their time in Spain / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper, Jerzy Dudek has opened up on the experience of playing against Argentina icon, Lionel Messi during his time in Spain, revealing that the striker was "deceptive and proactive" on the pitch.

Dudek played for Madrid between 2007 and 2011 and while he was not always the first choice goalkeeper for the Los Blancos, he still did come across Messi in the El Clasico and stated that the 34-year-old also said many rude things to defenders, Pepe and Sergio Ramos.

"He was deceptive and provocative, the same as Barcelona and Pep Guardiola. They were so ready to provoke you and they were able to do it to perfection. That hurt Jose Mourinho and the whole team a lot," he wrote in his autobiography.

"I saw Messi say such rude things to Pepe and [Sergio] Ramos that you would not imagine from such a quiet and seemingly good person."

The 48-year-old for his part is widely known for representing Liverpool other than Madrid, for whom he made 184 and 12 appearances, respectively. Dudek who also played 60 games for Poland, won a number of honours during his career - which included one FA Cup, one LaLiga, one Copa del Rey and the 2005 Champions League title.