17 Apr Barcelona vs Man Utd: David de Gea performing’particular’ work to get ready to get Lionel Messi conflict
The Spain global is decided to maintain the Argentine out once more as the Red Devils look to overturn the deficit from the first leg
David de Gea is performing”special” prep to cope with Lionel Messi before Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final battle against Barcelona, goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez states.
United traveling to Camp Nou trying to pull off a comeback after going down 1-0 from the first leg at Old Trafford.
Messi might have drawn a blank in Manchester, but the star has scored 43 occasions in 41 matches in all competitions this year and will be the Champions League’s top scorer.
Well rested after being left from the side’s 0-0 draw with Huesca on Saturday, Messi will be raring to go as Barca seem to maintain their hopes of winning a treble of decorations alive.
However, De Gea is setting up to the battle, based on his trainer, having put in additional work to prepare for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
“People who know David well can tell one of his virtues is his capacity to block out everything, he’s quite strong mentally,” Alvarez told Cadena SER.
“We do something different when confronting Messi. With De Gea we’ve functioned on some more particular function, there are a few extras in contrast to other matches with Leo up front.
“I would not lie when I said we perform a super unique preparation. I labored in La Liga for several years with David too and earlier with different keepers. I can not deny there is a particularity regarding Leo. In the long run, you attempt to supply data and tools to the keeper so it can assist him.
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“In this match we’ve got a great deal of respect for the competitions and their own players, but no anxiety. We’ve been able to overcome important competitions like Barcelona, thus we’re capable of winning any team.”
United overturned a two-goal shortage to remove Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round of this contest, providing them a boost of optimism before the vital struggle in Catalunya.
“The most important issue is to know the Champions League is a different contest compared to the Premier League,” Alvarez added. “How we removed PSG is a psychologist for us. It’s by far the main game of this season.”