David De Gea is excited about facing fit-again Lionel Messi in Tuesday’s friendly against Argentina.
“We want to face the best players and Messi is one of them,” the Manchester United keeper said in Monday’s news conference.”As a goalkeeper it’s a challenge to face Messi.”
“We are going through a good spell,” De Gea said. “We have to maintain this line and hope to arrive in the best form possible at the World Cup.
“We have a wonderful group, we get on well together and that is also transmitted on the pitch. We have ambition, enthusiasm and a great group.”
Spain’s Thiago Alcantara knows how vital Messi’s presence will be because he played with the football icon at Barcelona for four seasons before joining Bayern Munich in 2013.
“I think it’s important for Messi to be in the game, not just because of the spectacle for world football but because we always want to play and face the best,” the Spanish midfielder said. “We want to be the best and in order to become that, we need to face the best.”
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