Beat Barca, then fight over Messi’s shirt – Van Bommel

first_imgPSV coach Mark van Bommel has no issues with his players fighting it out for Lionel Messi’s shirt – as long as they get a positive result against Barcelona. The Eredivisie champions get their Group B campaign underway on Tuesday with a daunting trip to the Catalan giants, who have enjoyed a 100 per cent start to the season. Van Bommel – who spent 2005-06 with Barca – has demanded that his players remain professional and only think about getting their hands on Messi’s shirt at the end of the game.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “If tomorrow we get a good result I don’t care if they fight for Messi’s shirt,” he told a news conference.”That is part of being a professional, to always be concentrating. I know they will ask him for the shirt, but they shouldn’t do it at half-time.”Van Bommel returns to Camp Nou but, while there are few familiar faces remaining, he hailed former team-mate Messi.”Only Leo remains in the team from my year here,” the PSV boss added. “It was in 2005 and you could see he would be one of the greatest.First steps in Camp Nou #BARPSV pic.twitter.com/jmaz6ezOFV— PSV International (@psveindhoven) September 17, 2018″I think he is still the best in the world despite not winning the Ballon d’Or.”last_img

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