Louis van Gaal, coach of the Netherlands, said that he had spotted a weak spot in Lionel Messi’s match before facing Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup.
Messi has already scored three times in Qatar, with only Poland remaining out so far.
But Van Gaal developed a tactical plan to counter the threat of the Paris Saint-Germain star.
Speaking to NOS, the 71-year-old said: “Messi is the most creative player, he can create a lot and score goals himself.
“But when they lose the ball and the opposition has the ball, they don’t participate much, and that gives us chances [to exploit]. “
He added, “You’ll see on Friday. I won’t tell you.
World Cup 2022: We know Messi’s weakness – Netherlands coach Van Gaal reveals something