Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has said “you can’t stop” Lionel Messi ahead of his side’s home leg against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
The Italian outfit will welcome Barca to the Stadio San Paolo for the opening portion of their knockout fixture, and Gattuso told reporters: “You can’t stop Messi, but in these moments my players have to try. We are playing against Barcelona, not only Messi. It doesn’t make sense to have a player man mark Messi. We will try some things today and then we’ll see.”
Napoli have won six of their last seven games across all competitions and are hoping to surprise Barcelona at home before they’re due to travel to the Camp Nou for the reverse leg on March 18.