Ex Dortmund Star Hails Messi After Super Performance Against Netherlands

Ex Dortmund Star Hails Messi After Super Performance Against Netherlands

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:19 PM
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  • Sunday Oliseh is in awe of Lionel Messi after the Argentina captain put up another remarkable performance against the Netherlands
  • Messi scored one and assisted another as Argentina knocked out the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup
  • Messi is now two wins away from winning his first-ever World Cup trophy for Argentina

Ex-Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Sunday Oliseh has labelled Lionel Messi as “one of the best players to play the game” following his amazing performance against the Netherlands.

Messi put up a man-of-the-match show after netting a goal and creating an assist against the Dutch as Argentina qualified for the World Cup semi-finals via penalties.

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Lionel Messi was named Man of the match in Argentina's quarterfinal victory against the Netherlands. Photo by NurPhoto
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The 35-year-old forward who has now scored 4 goals at the ongoing World Cup in Qatar was described as genius by Oliseh.

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"Genius Lionel Messi turned on the flame. He was defending, pressing, and above all, showing us why he is one of the best to ever play the Game.”

Messi is bidding to win his first World Cup trophy with Argentina and will next face Croatia in the semi-finals after the 2018 finalists surprisingly knockout out Brazil in the last eight.

Messi slams Louis van Gaal for long balls

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has criticized Louis van Gaal's for his direct approach in Argentina's dramatic quarter-final win against the Netherlands, Sky Sport reports.

Messi said Louis van Gaal often talks about how they play good football, but what he did was put on tall people and hit long balls in their heated quarterfinal clash.

Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-3 in a penalty shootout after both teams had played a 2-2 draw in regular time to keep Lionel Messi's World Cup dream alive.

Messi displays new tattoo

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Lionel Messi is giving it his all to win the one trophy that has eluded him in an illustrious career that seems to be headed to a glittering end.

The Argentina superstar has been the brightest spot for his country at the World Cup, leading them through to the semi-finals.

Last night at the Lusail stadium, Messi scored and provided an assist as the two-time world champions edged the Netherlands on penalty penalties.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..