Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero was in superb form in Chelsea’s 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull City on Friday night.
Ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Barcelona on Tuesday, the 36-year-old goalkeeper has revealed how to stop Lionel Messi and Barcelona.
“He’s unpredictable,” Caballero said of Messi.
“When you are watching a game on TV the commentator might say, ‘He’s going to do this or that’ but the reality is he is capable of doing things even better or faster or more unpredictable than people think.
“It is very hard work to control him but it doesn’t come down to a goalkeeper but the whole team. It is the coach who will decide how to plan for the game. Moreover, having players like Pedro or Cesc [Fabreas] who have played there [at Barcelona] we don’t need to discuss too much their style.
“Without doubt for those of us that have played in La Liga we know more than enough about this team, it goes without saying what this team can do.
“It doesn’t matter if they change players or coaches, their way of playing remains the same, but it also means the way of causing them problems remains the same.
“It’s just a memory [beating Barca with Man City] and for sure I will be on the bench come Tuesday so maybe I can tell them what it’s like to beat Barca.”