Bosingwa gets Messi role

25 April 2009 10:47
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has revealed that Jose Boswinga is set to mark Barcelona star Lionel Messi in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg.[LNB] Ashley Cole is suspended for the clash at Camp Nou on Tuesday and with Paulo Ferreira out injured, Hiddink has few options for the left-back role.[LNB]Hiddink was toying with the idea of playing youngster Michael Mancienne against Barca, but he has now confirmed that Portuguese ace Bosingwa is set to be handed the role.[LNB]"Everyone knows we don't have a natural replacement for the left-back position so we have to improvise," said Hiddink.[LNB]"So Bosingwa will start there, although he doesn't know that yet.[LNB]"I decided Bosingwa would play the moment Ashley was booked in the quarter-final against Liverpool.[LNB]"You have to deliver an option.[LNB]"Whoever plays against Messi has a tremendously difficult job to do. Messi is one of the most productive players in the world when he's performing.[LNB]"But we've practised a few days with Bosingwa in the left-back spot."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports