Bendtner Believes Gunners Can Beat Barca + Praise for Lionel Messi
Arsenal go into Wednesday’s game with Barcelona knowing what the Catalan giants are all about, having faced them in last years Quarter Final’s losing 6-3 on aggregate with Messi stealing the show. Nicklas Bendtner played a pivotal role in the 3 goals that Arsenal scored against Barca, 2 at the Emirates where he setup the penalty with a header down to Fabregas and a through ball to Theo Walcott who scored, Arsenal drew the game 2-2 after Barcelona dominating early proceedings. In the second leg, Bendtner gave Arsenal a shock lead at the Camp Nou, with Diaby winning the ball in the centre, releasing Walcott who squared it to Bendtner who done the rest but the celebrations were short lived as Messi scored 4 on the night to put the Gunners out.
Bendtner believes this time it will be different and also praised arguably the current best player in the world Lionel Messi…
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We have to fancy our chances this time because we can beat anyone on our day. We have shown that, Bendtner said.I would like to think we are one of the few teams that can match Barcelona for pure football skill, but you have to give a lot of credit to them for the way they are always so positive.
We know they are magnificent, an unbelievable team, but we have great players as well – and the way we play is very similar to them. We pass the ball like them so we must have a chance.
Messi is the best player in the world – he scores all the time and no one can match him. But they have so many great players and, when you go through their team, there is not one player who you would say is not world class so we know it is going to be a really tough game.