Bosingwa not scared of Messi

28 April 2009 08:51
Jose Bosingwa insists he is ready for the challenge of taming Lionel Messi in Chelsea's UEFA Champions League clash with Barcelona.[LNB] Portuguese defender Bosingwa has been handed the task of marking Messi in the first leg at Camp Nou due to Ashley Cole's suspension.[LNB]Bosingwa is being moved from his normal right-back spot to left-back to fill in for Cole, after he was trialled in the position during last weekend's 1-0 victory over West Ham.[LNB]The former Porto man says facing Messi, who is widely regarded as the best player on the planet, holds no fear for him.[LNB]"I'm prepared for the challenge. It is no problem marking Messi," Bosingwa told the Daily Star.[LNB]"Messi is a big star worldwide, but it is possible to stop him with patience and calm.[LNB]"You need to keep him under pressure.[LNB]"I have experience playing with Porto and Portugal against big players, and now with Chelsea - I do not fear the Argentine."[LNB]

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