Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has had plenty to say ahead of the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Bayern Munich and shows no sign of stopping.
The Bayern Munich boss has spoken to Sky Germany about the threat of Lionel Messi and is convinced that Alphonso Davies is in the challenge of handing over the Argentine.
“Alphonso had a great season and was rightly voted Rookie of Season,” he said.
“If Messi will play on his left wing, Alphonso will take care of him. It will be a difficult but interesting task. Davies has not dribbled from the past or far exceeded this season. “
Davies talked about Messi in the preparation of the game. He told UEFA that Messi is one of his favorite players and he watched him all the time when he was growing up.
Bayern manager Hansi Flick also spoke about Messi at his pre-match press conference and said his team would have to defend as a unit to stop the 33-year-old.
“It is not Bayern Munich against Messi, but against Barcelona. Of course we thought about how we would play against him.
“It was possible that we would play together to counter it as a team. We need to know the spaces, make it under pressure and try to win duels one-on-one.”;
The Bundesliga champions are the favorites to advance to the semi-finals, but Barcelona will know that as long as they have Messi they have a chance.