‘It can be very difficult’ to play with Messi

Date published: Friday 1st April 2016 2:07

Lionel Messi: On another planet

Carlos Tevez has admitted “it can be very difficult” to play with Lionel Messi because the Barcelona star is often on another level.

Messi, 28, will line up in El Clasico this weekend Barca play hosts to Real Madrid on the back of scoring in Argentina’s recent win over Bolivia.

That was his 50th for his country, but Boca Juniors star Tevez says it’s not that easy to play with Messi.

“In general, it is easy to play with Messi,” said Tevez.

“But sometimes it can be very difficult, because we are all playing football, whereas he is playing an entirely different sport.

“Everything just comes so natural to him.”

Tevez was left out of the Argentina squad for their recent 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia, but the Boca Juniors star remains hopeful of making it to the upcoming Copa America.

“I think that I have a 50 per cent chance of making the Argentina squad for the Copa,” he added.

“I have to be better than just good if I want to make the squad because of all the fantastic champions Argentina have.

“I have to give 100 per cent if I want to wear the Argentina jersey again.”

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