Lionel Messi Picks Surprise Defender As His Toughest Man Marker

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Lionel Messi claims he’s not bothered by the man marking he is regularly subject to while playing for Barcelona and has picked Girona’s Pablo Maffeo as his most complicated marker.

The 32-year-old’s skills and ability to decide a match have made him a prime target for opposition defenders to lock in on over the past 15 years.

While debilitating for some players, Messi has learned how to shine despite the attention but admits it is strange to have a player constantly following him around the pitch.

“Man marking doesn’t bother me, but you already know that there will be bad matches, it is strange to always have someone around,” Messi told La Liga on DAZN.

“In truth it hasn’t happened to me so often. It doesn’t bother me, but it is strange.”

Though he’s often locked horns with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, Messi surprisingly picked a little known Spanish right-back as the most complicated marker he’s faced.

“Pablo Maffeo of Girona,” Messi said. “That was too exaggerated.”

Maffeo, 22, is now into his third loan stint with Girona but has previously been on the books of Manchester City and is currently owned by Stuttgart.

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